Bug#540831: blacklisting pcspkr ruins beep(1), and icewm' mail beep
>>>>> "JT" == Josh Triplett <email@example.com> writes:
Indeed, after doing
# modprobe snd-pcsp #enables beep(1)
# alsamixer -c 2 #first time I ever tried -c
Simple mixer control 'PC Speaker',0
Mono: Playback [on]
to [off], beep stopped beeping. So I apparently have the organs, but I would
rather retain my virginity at this time.
JT> This appears whether or not I have pcspkr loaded. Notice how I can mute
JT> it or adjust its volume; this actually works.
All I can do is mute it.
JT> OK, then you most likely use the drivers from that. You could report a
JT> bug against that linux-image package, complaining that your sound card's
JT> driver should support the terminal bell.
I would rather someone reassign some bug there, as most of this is over
JT> ...However, you almost certainly wouldn't want to use that as the
JT> primary sound card unless you had no other sound card.
Anyway, all I want to do is do the official way of "being able to enjoy
music, and also being beeped about email, even if it spoils the mood".
This should not involve editing any files. At the most it should be a
[x]I want to be able to enjoy music, and also be beeped about email, even if it spoils the mood.
[ ]I want to be able to enjoy music, and never hear those goofy beeps.
[ ]I want to...