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2009-05-02

Using freedesktop-sound-theme in Debian sid (squeeze/sid)

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Few days ago, after updating my debian box, I found the 'system sound' tab in gnome-sound-property grayed out. This problem and workarounds are shown in the article of #516080 - gnome-control-center: Sound preferences greyed out - Debian Bug report logs. However these workaround are not using the debian package system, then I try to find an another workaround.


Finally I find. My workaround is seems to work fine ,EXCEPT FOR PLAYING LOGOUT SOUND. It is because the gnome-session in current Debian sid is 2.24, and this version of gnome-session doesn't have ability of logout sound of freedesktop sound theme. I see the latest version source codes of gnome-session,and also its archtecture is totally changed.In future release of debian, the gnome-session can play the logout sound of freedesktop sound theme.


Anyway, besides not playing logout sound, I will show my method below.

Offcause, applying at your own risks ;-)


Step 1. Delete gnome-audio

aptitude purge gnome-audio


Step 2. Delete user's gconf data related old system sounds.

rm -rf $(HOME)/.gconf/desktop/gnome/sound


Step 3. Install the full of libcanberra.

aptitude install libcanberra-gtk-module libcanberra-gtk0 libcanberra0 gnome-session-canberra


Step 4. Retrive debian source package of freedesktop sound theme from git.debian.org

wget -O freedesktop-sound-theme.tgz 'http://git.debian.org/?p=collab-maint/freedesktop-sound-theme.git;a=snapshot;h=c6773c0c08eeaab03c466dc015d36809dff537bf;sf=tgz’


Step 5. Unpack and apply small fixes.

tar xzf freedesktop-sound-theme.tgz

cd freedesktop-sound-theme/debian

sed -e 's:touch build:./configure --prefix=/usr \&\& $(MAKE) \&\& &:' rules > tmp; cp tmp rules

sed -e 's:\*:&.ogg:' freedesktop-sound-theme.install > tmp; cp tmp freedesktop-sound-theme.install

rm tmp

cd ..


Step 6. Build and install.

dpkg-reconfigure -rfakeroot

cd ..

dpkg -i freedesktop-sound-theme_0.2-1_i386.deb


Step 7. Invoke gnome-sound-property and configure 'system sound'.

gnome-sound-property

(then you can select 'system sound' tab correctly!)

Step 8. Reboot your system.


Then you can hear the login sound after login procedure ,and also you can hear many sounds according to window actions.


Have fun!

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