Re: Beeps due to pbbuttonsd 0.5.9-2
Am Freitag, 26. März 2004 22:54 schrieb Vincent Lefevre:
> No, the lid is open and I use neither an external keyboard nor a
> monitor. I use the PowerBook from another machine via VNC.
> > In this case I implemented a heartbeat beep as reminder that the
> > machine is still powered up. I have heard from some people that this
> > could be very annoying so you could disable this feature by setting
> > HeartbeatBeep = no.
> The pbbuttonsd.conf(5) man page says:
> To have always a sign of life from the computer pbbuttonsd would
> play a beep every roundabout 30 seconds if the computer was
> still running with closed lid.
> But the lid isn't closed. There seems to be a bug.
I have just had a look into the source and found that the heartbeet beep is
not related to the lid so the description in the man page is inaccurate and
will be changed in the future.
The heartbeat beep would be activated if pbbuttonsd was configured to switch
off screen instead of entering sleep mode. You work via VNC which causes that
pbbuttonsd receives neither keyboard nor mouse events and after awaiting the
configured idle time it tries to enter sleep mode (or blank screen). After
that the computer looks like switched off and the heartbeep beep was enabled.
My recommendation: Please set HeartbeepBeep = no.
I will correct the man page to make the mechanism clearer for the future.