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Unsettling buzz upon logout

Postby jaycee on Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:17 am

I have successfully installed LMDE64, and it works flawlessly... except for this sound issue. Whenever I logout/restart/shutdown, my laptop speakers make a (fortunately) brief, loud, shocking buzz. This isn't an issue with LM10, but it is an issue with CrunchBang Linux, so I suspect this could be a Debian problem... in any case, does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do to fix it? Thanks in advance for any advice offered for fixing this issue with this otherwise excellent release! :)
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Re: Unsettling buzz upon logout

Postby Yasawas on Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:52 pm

I had this at the login screen and shutdown too, really annoying but fortunately simple to fix.

Just install the package "gnome-alsamixer", run it and go to the farthest right channel which is called "PC Beep" and mute it.
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Re: Unsettling buzz upon logout

Postby secipolla on Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:04 pm

The proper fix would be to edit /etc/gdm3/greeter.gconf-defaults
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# Play system beeps - especially the one when the greeter is ready
/desktop/gnome/sound/event_sounds      false
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Re: Unsettling buzz upon logout

Postby bobcollard on Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:05 pm

This did not work for me.

secipolla wrote:The proper fix would be to edit /etc/gdm3/greeter.gconf-defaults
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# Play system beeps - especially the one when the greeter is ready
/desktop/gnome/sound/event_sounds      false


This did work, thanks Yasawas.

Yasawas wrote:I had this at the login screen and shutdown too, really annoying but fortunately simple to fix.

Just install the package "gnome-alsamixer", run it and go to the farthest right channel which is called "PC Beep" and mute it.
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Re: Unsettling buzz upon logout

Postby jaycee on Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:59 pm

Yasawas wrote:I had this at the login screen and shutdown too, really annoying but fortunately simple to fix.

Just install the package "gnome-alsamixer", run it and go to the farthest right channel which is called "PC Beep" and mute it.


Thanks for this! :) Now LMDE64 is perfect! :D
For the sake of Debian Squeeze, is this an issue I should raise with upstream before their release?
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Re: Unsettling buzz upon logout

Postby bobcollard on Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:01 pm

jaycee wrote:For the sake of Debian Squeeze, is this an issue I should raise with upstream before their release?
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I would say yes.
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Re: Unsettling buzz upon logout

Postby doktordave on Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:53 pm

secipolla's fix does work, but LMDE overwrites the greeter.gconf-defaults on restart. The file doing the overwrites is:

/etc/linuxmint/adjustments/15-gdm3.overwrite

The current fix for this machine, per the /etc/linuxmint/adjustments/readme is to create a .preserve file in /etc/linuxmint/adjustments with the name of the file (or files) that you do NOT want replaced. In my case, the file is:

/etc/linuxmint/adjustments/17-gdm3.preserve

With the contents:

/etc/gdm3/greeter.gconf-defaults

After this, changes made to greeter.gconf-defaults stay put.
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Re: Unsettling buzz upon logout

Postby Epipsychidion on Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:09 pm

Thanks DoktorDave, I'll be sure to try this. :D
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