- modprobe -r pcspkr (as su, but this is just the speaker beep)
- kcontrol at command line (or, KDE Configuration assistant)
- uninstall sound package: sound-theme-freedesktop, some associated files went with it but I do not need them. Well, epiphany, but I'll re-install it without the sound effects.
I wanted to know which sounds had been associated with the window operations. locate ogg found them. The music players required that I open one file at a time. I found the ogg123 command in the vorbis-tools package. (Thanks, to CogX forums). To play all of the ogg files in a directory, without opening a widget: ogg123 *.ogg . They were short enough to play in sequence. The sound that I hated most, a low ugh! was associated with closing the windows. Well, that only took 3 hours.