Mageia 6 Sound works but no event sounds

Mageia 6 Sound works but no event sounds

Postby Micromet » Aug 6th, '18, 14:58

My sound works fine (Clementine, VLC, Audacity, tuxguitar etc) - but I don't have any event sounds (Booting, Email arrival, that sort of thing). This is probably because somewhere in MCC or System Settings it hasn't been turned on - but where do I look?
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Re: Mageia 6 Sound works but no event sounds

Postby martinw » Aug 12th, '18, 22:38

It's normally under system settings, but the exact details depend on which desktop environment you are using. For Cinnamon, it's in System Settings->Sound->Sound Effects. I can't help you for other DEs, but browse through the system settings and you should find something.
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Re: Mageia 6 Sound works but no event sounds

Postby jkerr82508 » Aug 13th, '18, 01:08

In plasma it's System Settings - Personalisation - Notifications

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Re: Mageia 6 Sound works but no event sounds

Postby Micromet » Aug 13th, '18, 12:43

Thanks Jim for the Plasma info - this is the DE I'm using. Notifications contains 10 Event sources (Accessibility, Akregator, Archive Mail agent, Bluetooth System, Firefox, Followup reminder Agent, Instant Messaging, k3b, KDE Free Space Notifier Daemon and KDE e-mail client) - none of which contains anything that relates to event sounds being turned on or off. Perhaps it's described in some obscure way?
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Re: Mageia 6 Sound works but no event sounds

Postby doktor5000 » Aug 13th, '18, 14:07

Is this issue with a fresh installation with a fresh /home, or is this some upgrade and/or was /home maybe restored from a backup?

Does the same issue persist with a freshly created user?
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Re: Mageia 6 Sound works but no event sounds

Postby Micromet » Aug 13th, '18, 14:39

This is with an official online upgrade from Mageia 5.1 to Mageia 6 onto a separate SSD drive containing the distro. Home is on another Hard drive and was not touched during the upgrade - although no doubt certain configuration files were altered in line with the upgrade. I haven't tried the new user approach yet - didn't really want to conplicate my setup with a new user with another home directory etc if there was a simpler explanation. My original request for help was prompted because the "jingle" tune that Mageia 5.1 put out when boot loading had finished just wasn't there in my installation of Mageia 6. It's not a problem except if it indicates something else is wrong. I had turned off the QUIET option in my boot loading script as that seemed the obvious place to start - but still no boot "jingle".
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Re: Mageia 6 Sound works but no event sounds

Postby doktor5000 » Aug 13th, '18, 14:49

Micromet wrote:I had turned off the QUIET option in my boot loading script as that seemed the obvious place to start - but still no boot "jingle".

quiet in the kernel boot options refers to text output during boot, there's no relation to sound at all.

Please try with a new user, just create one and login to see if the issue persists or not.
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Re: Mageia 6 Sound works but no event sounds

Postby Micromet » Aug 13th, '18, 17:33

quiet in the kernel boot options refers to text output during boot, there's no relation to sound at all.


Yes - quite right - forgot that. I deleted the "QUIET" option so that I could investigate why booting took so long - turned out to be multiple AMD-Vi IO PAGE FAULT listings - solved by putting iommu=soft into menu.lst

Please try with a new user, just create one and login to see if the issue persists or not.


Did that and rebooted into new user - still no boot "jingle". I don't want to waste people's time - as it's not that important - I just got sidetracked into trying to find out why it didn't work.
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Re: Mageia 6 Sound works but no event sounds

Postby doktor5000 » Aug 13th, '18, 17:45

Totally forgot this errata entry: You may want to check https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Mageia_6_Err ... ifications
See also the similar thread viewtopic.php?f=26&t=11926
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Re: Mageia 6 Sound works but no event sounds

Postby Micromet » Aug 13th, '18, 18:29

Had a look at both those threads. I already had phonon4qt5-gstreamer and phonon4qt5-vlc installed. Looking at MultiMedia>Audio and Video> Audio Playback>Notifications - I have 2 devices - the built in Audio Analogue Stereo (Motherboard sound) and a PCI Audio device (separate Audio Board) - seems like this may be the problem. Tested the motherboard Audio - gave me the expected book "jingle" - nothing from the PCI board. Possibly the notifications were going to the PCI board which, at present, has no connections to speakers. Will need to reboot to see what happens - will post again after reboot.
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Re: Mageia 6 Sound works but no event sounds

Postby Micromet » Aug 13th, '18, 18:48

After Reboot - still no boot "jingle". Made certain that the motherboard audio was "preferred" in the Phonon Audio and Video section Notifications listing. Even set all the other Applications to use the device list as set up in notifications and tested applications such as VLC, Clementine, Audacity - these all worked fine. Reset Phonon Audio and Video to Defaults - and rebooted - still everything worked except for boot "jingle" and other notifications - such as "Device Notifier" which, for example, usually gave a "ping" to say a USB stick had been inserted in Mageia 5.
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