I am one of those people that doesn’t really like to hear the little tunes played every time I startup and shutdown the computer. Unfortunately, Ubuntu does that by default.
I probably wouldn’t mind if it were really soft all the time, but it’s not. Sometimes I am listening to a video online and I have to crank up the volume a bit to hear it. Well, I don’t always remember to turn it back down to a normal level. So what happens is that when I go and shutdown the computer, the system tune is blaring loud. Of course, if I forgot to turn that volume back down and it booms loudly on shutdown, it’s also going to be ridiculously loud on startup – at which point I can go back to the desktop and turn the volume back down.
I decided to simply turn off those sounds entirely, and it’s really easy to do.
1) System -> Preferences -> Sound
2) This will open a preferences window.
3) At the top of the window, click the tab that says ‘Sounds’
4) At the bottom of the list of system sounds, find ‘Log out’ and ‘Log in’
5) Using the arrows to the right of those sections, change the option for both to ‘No sound.’
6) Close the window.
And that’s it. Not difficult at all.