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DTSOUNDS(1)							   DTSOUNDS(1)

NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     dtSounds -	customization panel for	controlling desktop & system sounds

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]


DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The dtSounds customization	panel lets the user toggle which sounds	the
     SGI system	produces.  The panel presents a	set of six toggle buttons:

	  Mute System
	  Startup & Shutdown Tunes
	  Desktop Sounds
	  System Alerts	Sounds
	  Keyboard Bell
	  Key Click
	  Play Desktop Sounds Through (different output	choices)

     Mute System    [Toc]    [Back]

     Checking the Mute System toggle will disable the specified	output
     interface (if it supports mute).  If the user subsequently	launches
     audiopanel	to change the mute state of the	system,	then later brings up
     the dtSounds panel, the dtSounds panel will update	itself to show the
     actual mute state properly.

     Checking this toggle is essentially equivalent to checking	the Mute
     toggle on audiopanel. If audiopanel is not	installed, then	this toggle
     will appear dimmed	on the dtSounds	panel.	To install the audiopanel
     software, install the dmedia_eoe.sw.tools subsystem from the IRIX(R)
     distribution CD.

     Startup & Shutdown	Tunes

     Checking the Startup & Shutdown Tunes toggle will make audible the	music
     riffs that	play when the user powers on and powers	off the	SGI system.
     Checking this toggle sets the non-volatile	RAM volume (see	the nvram(1M)
     and sgikopt(2) reference pages for	details), which	means the panel	will
     prompt the	user to	enter the root password	before it lets the user	toggle
     these sounds.

     Desktop Sounds    [Toc]    [Back]

     Checking the Desktop Sounds toggle	will enable percussive sounds to play
     in	response to various actions the	user performs in the desktop
     environment.  For example,	when the user moves an icon on the background,
     a sound like sand shifting	will play, and when the	user double-clicks an

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     icon, a hollow double snap	will play.  To control the volume of these
     sounds, use audiopanel.

     Some applications will not	recognize changes in the Desktop Sounds
     selection until the user logs out and logs	in again.

     Because specific icon types can be	set to not use the visual launch
     effect or the launch sound	(see ftr), icons of those types	will never
     exhibit the launch	effect or play the launch sound	when they are doubleclicked,
 even when	the dtSounds(1)	Desktop	Sounds toggle or the Show
     Launch Effect toggle is checked.  For example, none of the	device icons
     uses the visual launch effect, and	none of	the sound icons	uses the
     launch sound.

     The Desktop Sounds	toggle used to appear on the Desktop customization
     panel in IRIX 6.2 and previous releases.  If soundscheme is not running,
     then this toggle will appear dimmed.

     For information about how to change the sound assignments in the preset
     collection	of desktop sounds, see the Sounds and Color Schemes appendix
     in	the desktop_eoe	release	notes.

     System Alerts Sounds    [Toc]    [Back]

     Checking the System Alerts	Sounds toggle will let the user	hear warning
     sounds and	alarms from the	syserrpanel application.  For example, when
     the system	system runs out	of disk	space, a dialog	window appears
     onscreen and a cymbal crash plays.

     Checking this toggle is essentially equivalent to checking	the Sound
     Effects toggle on syserrpanel. If the IRIX	6.3 or later version of
     syserrpanel is not	installed, then	this toggle will appear	dimmed on the
     dtSounds panel.  To install the syserrpanel software, install the
     sysmon.sw.notifier	subsystem from the IRIX	distribution CD.

     Keyboard Bell    [Toc]    [Back]

     Checking the Keyboard Bell	toggle will enable a high-pitched beep to play
     as	the keyboard bell.  For	example, when the user presses the Esc key
     when the cursor is	on the command line in a UNIX shell, the keyboard bell
     plays.  This executes an xset -b off or xset -b on	and sets the keyclick
     percent to	either 0 or 51,	respectively.

     Key Click    [Toc]    [Back]

     Checking the Key Click toggle will	enable a typewriter-like dull click to
     play whenever the user presses a key on the keyboard.

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     Checking this toggle is essentially equivalent to checking	the Key	Click
     toggle on the keyboard panel.  If the user	subsequently launches keyboard
     to	toggle the keyboard bell, then later brings up the dtSounds panel, the
     dtSounds panel will update	itself to show the actual keyboard bell	state
     properly.	The reverse is also true for the keyboard panel.

     Play Desktop Sounds Through    [Toc]    [Back]

     In	IRIX 6.5, users	can redirect the desktop sounds	from the default audio
     output device to an alternate output device available on the system.  For
     example, the user can redirect sounds to the rear audio jacks on an O2,
     while devoting the	speaker	and headphone device to	some other

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]


     A record of the choices the user makes on this panel is stored in the
     file $HOME/.Sgiresources where $HOME is the location of the user's	home
     directory.	 Users should not change the dtSounds resource settings	in
     this file by hand.

     In	IRIX 6.5, the dtSounds panel sends messages to the file	manager	by
     saving settings to	the special FmState file in the	$HOME/.desktop-
     <hostname>	directory, where <hostname> is the result of running the
     hostname(1) command.  The file manager detects when this file changes and
     applies the settings in the desktop environment.  The FmState file	is not
     meant to be altered by end	users directly.

     When the user changes the default output device, the choice is recorded
     in	the $HOME/.desktop-<hostname>/DefaultAudioDevice file.	The
     /varX11/xdm/Xsession.dt script reads the contents of this file the	next
     time the user logs	in, to restore the user's preference.  This file is
     not intended to be	altered	by end users directly.

NOTES    [Toc]    [Back]

     Like most other customization panels, the dtSounds	panel has the
     ``runonce'' feature, meaning only one instance of the application will
     run from the toolchest at one time.  Attempting to	launch the application
     a second time will	have the effect	of deiconifying	the application	window
     or	popping	it to the top on the current desk.

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SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     IID(1), audiopanel(1), desktop(1),	keyboard(1), nvram(1M),	sgikopt(2),
     soundscheme(1), syserrpanel(1), xset(1), ftr(1)

     For more information about	the entire IRIX	Interactive Desktop
     environment and about the XUSERFILESEARCHPATH environment variable, see
     the IID(1)	man page.

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