Re: A silent beep
Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
Lex Hider wrote:
On Thursday 18 May 2006 16:50, Howard Eisenberger wrote:
On 2006-05-18, Lex Hider <email@example.com> wrote:
$ lsmod | grep spk
pcspkr 1924 0
But still no sound for "beep". Like I said, the pc speaker works
in general (e.g. echo -e '\a') but not for the beep application.
Not an answer, but you are not alone. At some point "beep" stopped
working for me too. I never really bothered to look into it. I'm
now running kernel 2.6.12.
Good to know I'm not alone.
There is already an open bug at:
Interestingly, running beep -e /dev/tty0 works.
Also the bug states it happened to 1.2.2.-17. Is that what you have?
I have 1.2.2.-15. I am going to look for 1.2.2.-17 and backport that and
see what happens.
An easy fix is to backport to 1.2.2.-15. I take it you run either Etch
or Sid because those have -17. There were instructions on the list on
how to do that. I just did it to get -17. You just do the opposite to
get -15. There are no build dependencies especially for this package.
That would solve your problem until the bug gets fixed.