[lug] error beeps :\

Ken MacFerrin lists at macferrin.com
Tue Jun 27 18:19:05 MDT 2006

Daniel Webb wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 27, 2006 at 05:13:28PM -0600, Jason Davis wrote:
>> At this point I would consider it. Ubuntu dapper has caused a lot
>> of problems for me. Between Bluefish being broken to Metacity being
>> busted .... I was considering a mac :x The beep would have been the show
>> stopper. Nothing worse than a rouge beep at 3am!1 (loud as heck)
> I don't have a link handy, but I know there are entire web pages devoted to
> those who hate the beep who have catalogued all the ways to stop it.
> Apparently it can be quite difficult on some systems (I remember the
> last-ditch advice: drill the speaker)  I have disconnected the speaker on
> systems in the past because xset -b and other methods all failed.  Thankfully,
> xset -b works for me now.

If you're talking about the "beep" from the little speaker on the
motherboard you can disable it altogether by recompiling a new kernel
without the pcspkr driver built in.. It's under "CONFIG_INPUT_PCSPKR"

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