soundscheme - audio cue server (daemon)
soundscheme [-default_bell [bellName]] [-no_default_bell] [-device <dev>]
[-force_reset] [-no_force_reset] [-name <name>] [-aux <filename>]
soundscheme is an X-based server daemon which provides high-level audio
playback services for applications. Based on the audio and audiofile
libraries, soundscheme mixes and plays sounds on demand as requested by
multiple client programs using a single audio port. Each client may
provide an X resource file which specifies a palette of sound names and
the mappings of these names to soundfiles. Named sounds are activated
within applications using function calls from the daemon's client
The primary client for soundscheme is the IRIX Interactive Desktop. A
handful of sounds have been assigned to functions such as launching
applications and manipulating file icons.
The soundscheme server is started automatically at login from the
Xsession file for SGI's IRIX Interactive Desktop user environment.
In addition, soundscheme can optionally produce the default system bell
in lieu of the X server.
Intercept bell events from the X server and produce the default
system bell with the scheme resource given by bellName. This also
turns the X The default for bellName is "Beep," which causes the
soundfile given in the scheme resource "Beep" to be played.
Do not intercept keyboard bell events from the X server. This is the
Send all sounds to the audio device given by dev.
When soundscheme exits, force the X server to turn its internal bell
on. Normally this is done only if the X server bell was on when
soundscheme was started.
When soundscheme exits, leave the X server bell in the state it was
in when soundscheme started. This is the default.
Use the X display given by dpyName.
Use the given name for resources. By default, soundscheme looks for
X resources for "soundscheme."
Override default desktop sounds defined in the
with same-named sounds specified in filename instead.
soundscheme requires an SGI system with the Iris Audio Processor.
To disable soundscheme from playing sounds, select Desktop > Customize >
Sounds and click to uncheck the Desktop Sounds toggle. Likewise, to
enable sounds again, make sure this box is checked on. Changes to this
setting will take effect immediately for some desktop applications, but
not take effect until the next login for other applications.
To change the output level of sounds, use apanel, the system audio
control panel. This panel controls the sound level of all applications
using audio, including soundscheme.
See the ALintro(3a) reference page for more about the audio library.
Also see the apanel(1) reference page. See the dmedia_eoe release notes
for important information regarding customization of soundscheme
resources. See the desktop_eoe release notes for instructions on
changing the sounds played in the desktop (does not require root
permission in IRIX 6.5).
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