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No startup Sound in LM20 MATE

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Clean installed LM20 MATE on an SSD drive but cannot get any startup sound. I have checked sound preferences and selected LinuxMint Sound Theme and all the other settings seem fine. I get sound ok and play the linuxmint-login.wav in

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directory when I click on any of the three sound files in there. Is there a glitch in LM20 on this one?
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Re: No startup Sound in LM20 MATE

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Re: No startup Sound in LM20 MATE

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What seems to be referring to there is that sound is not working at all. In my case the sound works fine but when LM20 starts up I do not get the startup sound happening. Not a big thing but the fact is on 19.3 that I have installed on the same machine but on a different SSD that startup sound works fine. I did a clean install of LM20 on a different SSD (sdb) with the grub on on that drive. I have set the sdb drive as the default boot drive while I am sorting it out; I can boot into 19.3 on sda as an alternative from the grub.
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Re: No startup Sound in LM20 MATE

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Install and run PulseAudio Volume Control. Make sure System Sounds has volume on the Playback tab, and is not muted.

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MrEen wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:04 pm
Install and run PulseAudio Volume Control. Make sure System Sounds has volume on the Playback tab, and is not muted.
Did this ok but still no startup sound. I get sound when I select sound preferences/hardware and click on the audio output and test speakers. Here is what I have in Volume Control Output Devices.
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Re: No startup Sound in LM20 MATE

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And let's see the Playback tab please. Also, sometimes just making a change to the volume level level on the Playback tab kicks this into gear.

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Here is the playback tab.
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I altered the sound level to no avail. Another thing, under Output Devices, if I move the volume level up or down it makes beeping noises. However, under Playback tab no noise is emitted when you move the level bar?
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Re: No startup Sound in LM20 MATE

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I'm not a MATE user, so I'm not sure what the issue is here. The volume changes on the Output Devices tab causing a sound to be generated makes it sound like your System Sounds are working. I'll try to find some info about MATE to see if we can get this solved.

Do make sure libcanberra-pulse is installed, but I suspect it already is.

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Do make sure libcanberra-pulse is installed, but I suspect it already is.
Checked this out but it does not seem to be on my system.
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Re: No startup Sound in LM20 MATE

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Okay, run apt install libcanberra-pulse then reboot and see if the startup sound works.

EDIT: I still suspect you already have it. It's a package, not a file.

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Re: No startup Sound in LM20 MATE

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MrEen wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:17 pm
Okay, run apt install libcanberra-pulse then reboot and see if the startup sound works.

EDIT: I still suspect you already have it. It's a package, not a file.
Did that and got this.
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Re: No startup Sound in LM20 MATE

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Yeah, it was already installed. See this image and try changing the Theme to something else in your Sound Preferences.

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MrEen wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:27 pm
Yeah, it was already installed. See this image and try changing the Theme to something else in your Sound Preferences.
Tried that but no startup sound. Actually I am watching a football match live and the sound is fine.
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Re: No startup Sound in LM20 MATE

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Ahh, it looks like you need to create a startup application for this in MATE. Maybe you did something similar in 19.3?

This site has instructions that should work for you.

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MrEen wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:41 pm
Ahh, it looks like you need to create a startup application for this in MATE. Maybe you did something similar in 19.3?

This site has instructions that should work for you.
First of all I do not recall doing anything in 19.3 for startup sound. However, went to that link and the first item Certificate and Key Storage is already there. To add the following two I need to know the command for ClearWeatherScreenlet and Conky
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Re: No startup Sound in LM20 MATE

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Just click on the plus button as in that image to add the new startup thingamajig. Don't worry about what is in that window compared to yours.

Or run your 19.3 and look to see if you have anything indicating a startup sound in the same window.

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Re: No startup Sound in LM20 MATE

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MrEen wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:18 pm
Just click on the plus button as in that image to add the new startup thingamajig. Don't worry about what is in that window compared to yours.

Or run your 19.3 and look to see if you have anything indicating a startup sound in the same window.
I checked 19.3 and yes it does have a command to play Linuxmint-startup.wav but inserting it in LM20 has no effect.
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Getting back to adding those startup programs, the first one Certificate and Key Storage is already there
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but when I try to add the other two I have not got a clue what command to point it to.
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Re: No startup Sound in LM20 MATE

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Those other things (ClearWeatherScreenlet and such) are a separate issue. Change the command for your sound startup thing adding the word play to the front of the command followed by a space:

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play /usr/share/sound/linux....

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MrEen wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:51 pm
Those other things (ClearWeatherScreenlet and such) are a separate issue. Change the command for your sound startup thing adding the word play to the front of the command followed by a space:

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play /usr/share/sound/linux....
Did that to no avail. BTW, in 19.3 the command is preceded by paplay? Weird
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Re: No startup Sound in LM20 MATE

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muffybean wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:10 pm
Did that to no avail. BTW, in 19.3 the command is preceded by paplay? Weird
That's just a different command to accomplish the same thing, and you could try it here. But I saw in the other thread that play works for you on 20 since you installed sox, so it should work in this case, assuming you're pointing to a valid file.

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