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Is the 'woof woof' sound on first boot too shocking?
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PostPosted: Tue 22 May 2018, 19:54    Post subject:  Is the 'woof woof' sound on first boot too shocking?  

I had two "incidents" in the last 2 weeks.

I had the speakers on and forgot to turn them off before booting a puppy i wanted to test.

And 'woof woof' caused some unexpected reactions in my family.

It shocked me as well. It sounded too loud and aggressive, the kind of sound you expect to hear in a brutal death metal "song".

I also remember having an embarrasing moment in a friend's house some time ago.

This sound has also caused me mental issues. I get a panic attack when i hear it..
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ITSMERSH


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PostPosted: Tue 22 May 2018, 21:47    Post subject:  

YES, it is too shocking!

The first time I booted a Puppy, my heart started beating like going crazy. The first change I made in all my remastered Puppies was a replacement of the bark* files in /usr/share/audio!

The barking dog may be funny for younger people or even people owning dogs. But for older people without getting used to barking dogs it's really shocking! Shocked

Btw.: you joined yesterday, but doing WoofCE stuff. Did you lose your old account on this forum? If so, did you have any issues to register again to the forum?

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PostPosted: Tue 22 May 2018, 22:30    Post subject:  

Bah... I love the two barks!! Very Happy Not quite a Puppy without it, feels like...

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PostPosted: Wed 23 May 2018, 00:38    Post subject:  

They make me jump every time. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed 23 May 2018, 07:57    Post subject:  

It is easy enough to replace the sound file with a different one.
I changed mine to a cat miaowing and it sends both my cats and dog looking for the interloper.

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PostPosted: Wed 23 May 2018, 11:21    Post subject:  

Perhaps a volume control or two needs a tweak? Surprised
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PostPosted: Wed 23 May 2018, 11:50    Post subject:  

It has never caused a problem for me.
I think of it as one of those little gimmicks which I associate with Puppy.
Just a personal opinion, but I presume that is what this thread is asking for.

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PostPosted: Wed 23 May 2018, 13:02    Post subject:  

Flash wrote:
They make me jump every time. Laughing


I always jump with joy!... I know that it correctly configured the sound on whichever random device that I installed it on... Smile

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PostPosted: Wed 23 May 2018, 13:20    Post subject:  

RetroTechGuy wrote:
I know that it correctly configured the sound on whichever random device that I installed it on... Smile

Yup I always figured this was it's main purpose. On my laptop 50% volume is pretty loud but on my dad's (Dell Latitude E4300) I can't really hear anything at 50% and it starts to go up between 50-75%, so perhaps the loudness is to accommodate for these edge cases where 75% isn't very loud (to make sure everyone hears the two barks).
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PostPosted: Wed 23 May 2018, 17:23    Post subject:  

If two barks is "shocking" to you, it might be a good idea to stay off the internet altogether while your speakers are on.

There are sounds more "shocking" than two barks all over the internets.
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PostPosted: Thu 24 May 2018, 03:27    Post subject:  

Scares the B'jebbers out of my wife:) Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu 24 May 2018, 19:29    Post subject:  

Every now and then on a machine I build up I substitute 30 seconds of "The East is Red" or "The Internationale". THAT is shocking. Back on topic, I'm with RetroTechGuy. It's a sign of life in a new boot or device that's quite welcome. Then the volume goes way down, more for the internet clutter than the barks.
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PostPosted: Thu 24 May 2018, 20:37    Post subject: Default sound level too high in woof-CE booting
Subject description: reset to about 40-50%?
 

G'day,

For some months now, on my 12-ish year old desktop, the start up sound in Pups is too loud - be they barks or xylophones.

Not quite at the level of an H&S issue - and I still have ear-plugs and ear-muffs from my working days, if there wasn't a work-around after that first boot.

I only have the in-built PC speaker on my computer, yet 'others' here ('her indoors') complain about the noise when recent Pups first start.

I quickly reset the sound level to about 40-50% (task bar slider) and thereafter seem to get away with it.

Maybe it's a problem because different set-ups have different sound system powers?

But I for one would prefer fewer Watts at start-up.

David S.
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PostPosted: Fri 25 May 2018, 01:06    Post subject:  

it was cute the first few times, i think i ran puppy for a few months (more than 10 years ago) and it didnt bother me.

for at least 10 years though, ive thought this is just about puppys #1 worst feature. some notes:

* i have a script that automatically (no intervention) remixes puppy. i can add a line that fixes the iso, even create a tool that ONLY turns this feature off. thats 20 minutes of waiting for the automatic tool to work, which is fine with me.

* my very first priority when i run puppy unmodified is to be sure that the speakers are off, because of this.

* this frequently happened at night when it just gives the impression that im a jerk-- it is not easy to remember to mitigate this 100% of the time

* i wasnt sure puppy still did this though? either way, i dont suppose i really care that much-- im very clear on what side of this debate im on though!
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PostPosted: Fri 25 May 2018, 02:39    Post subject: My family is so noisy that i even not hear at barks  

My family is so noisy that i even not hear at barks.. I decided to kick them out !
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