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Re: Troubleshooting missing bell system signal

Florian Kulzer schrieb:
On Wed, Sep 05, 2007 at 09:29:30 +0200, Ralph Plawetzki wrote:
Florian Kulzer schrieb:
On Tue, Sep 04, 2007 at 12:03:52 +0200, Ralph Plawetzki wrote:
Dear list,

I am looking for the bell-sound on the console. In konsole (KDE
terminal) a
bell symbol is displayed, but no sound is played. The same in a text
console (e.g. Alt+F2): no sound.

After looking on the web I checked the following: the appropriate kernel
module pcspkr is loaded, sound card is recognized and configured via
alsaconf and sound is working within kde.

The kmix mixer doesn't show a volume control for pc speaker.

System info: Debian Etch on a HP Compaq nx6310; audio device: Intel
Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev

Any suggestions?
Does the beep work when you switch to a terminal, e.g. with CTRL + ALT +
No, there is no sound on a terminal too.

What is the output of the following command:

grep bell-style /etc/inputrc ~/.inputrc

/etc/inputrc:# set bell-style none
/etc/inputrc:# set bell-style visible
grep: /home/rallo/.inputrc: No such file or directory

The two statements in /etc/inputrc are commented out, just like it should be.

In Konsole I would go to "Settings > Bell" and try both "System Bell"
and "System Notification". The configuration in "Control Center > Sound
& Multimedia > System Bell" might also have an effect.
I allready checked that. Both end in the same configuration screen for "konsole", where "Bell emitted within visible session" has a sound notification. When I click on test the sound I can hear it. The problem is, that when I e.g. hit backspace in a new konsole session, I see the bell symbol, but no sound is played.

Strange, if I go to the pull down menu "Settings > Bell Style" in
Konsole then I can choose between "System Bell", "System Notification",
"Visisble Bell" and "None" (konsole version 1.6.6).

Yes, I have these options too. What I didn't try so far is changing the value Bell Style in konsole. Let's see ...

Oh, when I change that to System Notification I get my beep! Sorry, I didn't check that before!

I am wondering, why there is no beep on a text console (e.g. CTRL+ALT+F2). Maybe this is a hardware issue, motherboard chipset or something.

Thanks a lot for your help!

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