[pulseaudio-discuss] system sounds on KDE 4.3 too loud

Jud Craft craftjml at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 07:31:18 PDT 2009

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 5:09 AM, Colin Guthrie<gmane at colin.guthr.ie> wrote:
> I suspect this is indeed the case. The KDE system sounds are not tied in to
> the pulse ones. I think there is a little hack you can do for this tho'
> (I've not tested):
> Write a small script called kdepulsenotify.sh and put it somewhere,
> In the script do:
> #!/bin/bash
> export PULSE_PROP_media.role="event"
> exec paplay "$1"
> Make your script executable.
> In systemsettings go to:
> Notifications -> Player Settings -> Use External Player
> enter the path to your script.

That is such a cool cheap hack!  I had figured it would be a cold day
that you could route KDE event sounds through Pulse correctly, but
this hack does seem to do the basic job.  In two lines.  :)  Sorry,
I'll curb my enthusiasm until I actually try this, but it seems too
simple to not work.

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