Due to a bug in GDM there currently is now way of preventing GDM from playing a sound when you login to your Fedora 11 box. This is especially annoying on notebooks, e.g. when you’re sitting in a meeting or in a (quiet) public place like a library.
The only workaround (a bit dirty, granted) is to delete or rename the sound file:
# cd /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/ # mv bell.ogg bell.ogg-bak
Enjoy reclaimed silence!
Update: There is a workaround in bugzilla that gets by without deleting or renaming any files.
Thanks. I’ve been trying to fix this for two hours.
What kind of person thinks that computers should beep and honk every time you touch some thing. I’m getting really tired of having to chase down fixes for this sort of junk every time I install a new version.
@Robert Glad I could help. Btw, this problem still persists with Fedora 12, so let’s hope the gnome-guys come to their senses till Fedora 13…
I followed your instructions then cd as above then ls. Finally rm -rf bell.oga.Peace at last on fedora 15! Thank you.
@Bob You’re welcome. Hard to believe that this is still an issue after well over two years…