Create Startup Sound at Fedora 34 (GNOME 40)

2020-11-30

First select an ogg sound for startup sound, an example here startup sound is desktop-login.oga .

Put your sound to the /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/ directory as: /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/desktop-login.oga

/usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/libcanberra-login-sound.desktop /usr/share/gnome/autostart/libcanberra-login-sound.desktop file is required to play the sound at startup.

libcanberra-login-sound.desktop:

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=GNOME Login Sound
Comment=Plays a sound whenever you log in
Exec=/usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play --id="desktop-login" --description="GNOME Login"
OnlyShowIn=GNOME
AutostartCondition=GSettings org.gnome.desktop.sound event-sounds
X-GNOME-Autostart-Phase=Application
X-GNOME-Provides=login-sound

Its do execute:

/usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play --id="desktop-login" --description="GNOME Login"

But sometimes it doesn’t work properly. canberra-gtk-play says:

Failed to play sound: File or data not found

Journalctl log says:

canberra-boot[4278]: Failed to play event sound: Not available

For solve this problem put this code to Exec line:

/usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play --file="/usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/desktop-login.oga" --description="GNOME Login"

What did we do here? We specified the Ogg file directly to the service. --file=""

After applied the libcanberra-login-sound.desktop file look like:

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=GNOME Login Sound
Comment=Plays a sound whenever you log in
Exec=/usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play --file="/usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/desktop-login.oga" --description="GNOME Login"
AutostartCondition=GSettings org.gnome.desktop.sound event-sounds
X-GNOME-Autostart-Phase=Application
X-GNOME-Provides=login-sound

Now everything ok. Finaly, enable the canberra-system-shutdown service.

$  sudo systemctl enable canberra-system-shutdown.service

And go to reboot try it :)

or

$ /usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play --file="/usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/desktop-login.oga" --description="GNOME Login"
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