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(SOLVED) No Maya startup sound

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:21 pm
by riki
Since I installed Maya I have not had startup sound. :roll: I've tried all sorts reading through these forums and googling, all to no avail. I just cannot believe that the developers haven't come up with a fix. I have been running LinuxMint since Julia and never had this problem. Does anybody out there know better? Thanks for any input.

Re: No Maya startup sound

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:31 pm
by kyphi
The Startup Sound can be enabled or disabled according to the user's preference.

Look in Startup Applications Preferences for Login Sound and activate it by placing a tick in the box.

Re: No Maya startup sound

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:59 am
by riki
That's the first thing I checked! There are many more people that are unable to get sound no matter what they try. Thanks anyhow for coming in kyphi.

Re: No Maya startup sound

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:17 am
by riki
kyphi, can you post a screenshot of your Start Sound in your Startup Applications so that I can see what command you are using? See mine below, command rm -r ~/.pulse && killall pulseaudio suggested by another poster. Alternatively just write/post the command. Thanks.
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Re: No Maya startup sound

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:55 pm
by kyphi
The command in your "Edit Startup Program" removes programs. You will have to check what damage this may have caused. Hopefully you can still experience sound reproduction.

The command that I use points to a sound file in /usr/share/sounds. Check that you have a suitable sound file in that location. The command is

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play /usr/share/sounds/linuxmint-login.wav

Re: No Maya startup sound

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:37 pm
by riki
Thanks again kyphi for trying to help me. I've tried your instructions (your code and login .wav from purple) but still no joy. Sound works for everything except startup. I think I'll give up on this one, it has never worked since installing Maya on 2 Pcs. All other versions of LM did not have this problem...

Re: No Maya startup sound

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:13 pm
by kyphi
I loaded a live DVD of LM 13 and the Login Sound is not listed in Startup Applications nor is it played automatically.

Have a look at this excellent "tips and tricks" collection compiled by bimsebasse. It is for LinuxMint 12 but much of it works fine with version 13, especially section 1a (Get all programs and services back in Startup Applications).

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=86813&f=42

In LinuxMint 13, the relevant entry for the startup sound is called "Login Sound" and has the system icon next to it - this does not display when creating your own entry.

I do not have the login sound file in purple but have it in both /usr/share/sounds as well as /usr/share/sounds/LinuxMint/stereo.

Another program you might like to try is Ubuntu Tweak which lets you toggle the login sound on or off.

Please keep trying and posting back.

Re: No Maya startup sound

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:07 am
by riki
Not for lack of trying and trying and trying but bimsebasse's 1a doesn't do anything for me. Nothing changes, nothing works. :(

Re: No Maya startup sound

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:56 pm
by kyphi
Two questions:
1. Which desktop interface are you using - Cinnamon, MATE, Gnome ?
2. What happens if you put the command (play /usr/share/sounds/linuxmint-login.wav) in the terminal ? Check first that the referred file exists.

No Maya startup sound

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:01 pm
by animaguy
I use xfce 64-bit on a desktop and I went without sound for a while. I do not know what I did if anything to stop the sound.

But I have another laptop 64-bit and the sound was fine.

I eventually reinstalled on the desktop for other reasons and the sound works fine now. Now I am really careful about tweaking and I keep a gedit journal of everything I change. And I play the VLC regularly to isolate if the sound goes out again.

I do not know currently the cause of my sound going out, but I wanted to share this experience.

There have been many complaints of sound going out.

But to the best of my knowledge it doesn't seem to be a default install issue.

Re: No Maya startup sound

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:32 am
by riki
kyphi wrote:Two questions:
1. Which desktop interface are you using - Cinnamon, MATE, Gnome ?
2. What happens if you put the command (play /usr/share/sounds/linuxmint-login.wav) in the terminal ? Check first that the referred file exists.
1. I am running MATE.

2. When I enter your above command in the terminal I get the following: "No such file or directory". I have checked and "login.wav" is in Purple as well as "logout.wav)

Re: No Maya startup sound

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:37 am
by riki
@animaguy

Sound works perfectly well except for login and logout which never worked since day one and I did not tweak anything when I installed LM13. As you say, there are a lot of people out there with the same problem as I have on both my desktop PC and laptop. Thanks for sharing your experience.

Re: No Maya startup sound

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:05 am
by kyphi
Commands in Linux must be very precise - hence the "file not found" response.

The sound files found in "purple" do not include the "linuxmint-login.wav" file. You will have to find this file (use search) and specify the path to it. "login.wav" is totally different to the "linuxmint-login.wav" file.

Just as an experiment, what happens if your command in the terminal is this:

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play /usr/share/sounds/purple/login.wav

Re: No Maya startup sound

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:19 am
by riki
I have searched for the file linuxmint-login.wav but it tells me that it doesn't exist. I have also tried your experimental command but still no joy.

BTW, does your login sound work and if so what is your path?

Re: No Maya startup sound

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:56 am
by riki
Just a thought...what's the point in having all those .wavs, .oggs, etc. sound files if they don't work?? Skype has its own sound file and it works.

Re: No Maya startup sound

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:14 am
by riki
Another thing that I don't quite understand is why does Purple-login.wav sound works with Gmail notifier and not for LM startup? :roll:

No Maya startup sound

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:13 am
by animaguy
Ok, my sound just went out. The bootup and login soubd work fine bit the VLC audio is silent.

This evening I turned off the computer and when I rebooted the sound was gone.

I was doing some installation on it all day yesterday and some eclipse/python work. I have everything logged in a gedit journal.

This is very strange.

I am tempted to start a new theead regarding this matter.

This is the second time it happened.

Re: No Maya startup sound

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:22 am
by riki
Oh dear animaguy, join the club! Never had any sound problems until Maya. The developers must surely know why this is happening? There are so many people out there crying for help! :cry:

No Maya startup sound

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:22 am
by animaguy
Once thing I want to mention is I have a 64-bit laptop and so far this hasnt happened on the laptop.

This has only happened on the desktop.

The laptop has a builtin speaker while the desktop needs to have a speaker plugged in speaker to output sound.

The laptop is configured with a lot of customized packages. I could theoretically reinstall but it could take a day and it is a day I would rather not waste.

The laptop on the otherhand is more flexible. And councidentally I have been weighing the idea that I may be interested in a laptop reinstall.

So I will probably develop a troubleshooting plan for the laptop to see if I can come up with a solution or at the very least learn more about the sound issues with Linux Mint.

I will update on this thread whenever I have tried something.

Re: No Maya startup sound

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:32 am
by riki
Thanks for input animaguy. Both my PC and laptop are 32-bit. I believe you need at least 3GB RAM to make use of 64-bit systems. So, unfortunately, your findings may not help me. However, I'll read, with interest, your future posts on this frustrating issue. Thinking of my past experiences with Linux, if it doesn't work "out of the box" you might as well forget it. Linux boasts versatility but...