Bug#620652: linux-image-2.6.38-2-686-bigmem: fails to disable error beep
Jonathan Nieder <email@example.com> writes:
> henry atting wrote:
>> Jonathan Nieder <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>> # modprobe -r snd_hda_intel
>>> # modprobe snd_hda_intel beep_mode=0
>>> If that works, maybe 2 ("mutable using the software mixer") would be a
>>> good default for SND_HDA_INPUT_BEEP_MODE.
>> This works indeed. Becaus I could not unload it (got a message that it
>> is still in use) I put these two lines in /etc/rc.local... and the beep
>> is gone.
> Thanks. One final test: if you use beep_mode=2 (instead of beep_mode=0)
> and use your usual mixing app, can you cause the beep to go away (i.e.,
> is there a control for that)?
> Depending on the answer, I think we should:
> * use beep_mode=2 and find some way to advertise (release notes?)
> that the mixer can be used to turn the beep on and off, or
> * keep using beep_mode=1 and find some way to advertise that adding
> a .conf file to /etc/modprobe.d with
> options snd_hda_intel beep_mode=0
> will turn the beep off. And if there is some sysfs way to change
> the setting at runtime, that would be worth advertising, too.
> Meanwhile I also think it would be a good idea to turn pc speaker
> beeps in general off by default, but that's a separate story (and
> probably should be filed as a separate bug).
Okay, as I could not find a control for the beep in alsamixer I
installed gnome-alsamixer and, yes, there is a control for the beep.
That way I can turn the beep off.