Using the command line, I want to mute the sound effects in Ubuntu 14.04.
The GUI way of doing so is going to
System Settings (unity-control-center), then going to the
Sound Effects tab:
The answer to this question outlines a way to do so using
sudo su gdm -c "gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/sound/event_sounds --type bool false"), but that no longer works in newer versions of Ubuntu.
I also looked for a clue at the output of
pacmd info, but couldn't find anything useful either.
There is what seems to be a relevent setting that can be changed in
org/gnome/desktop/sound/event-sounds), but it is set to
false and changes nothing. There are some Ubuntu settings, especially for Unity, that don't have visible
dconf settings. Still, they can be seen when changed with a GUI while running
dconf watch /. But it shows nothing when muting/un-muting that setting.
I know I could just remove all the sound effects, but there must be a proper way of doing this...