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Re: PC Speaker cannot be disabled

Hi Nima,

On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 12:31:07AM +0430, Nima Azarbayjany wrote:
>    Hi all,
>    I use Debian on my Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop.  By default, the laptop
>    produces a very loud, ugly, and annoying beep when, for example, you use
>    the tab completion in the console, etc.  I used to disable the beep by
>    adding "blacklist pcspkr" in /etc/modprob.d/blacklist in Etch.  It worked
>    in Etch and even until recently in Lenny (I have now the most recent
>    snapshot of Lenny).  But this is not working in Lenny anymore.  I use

Very strange =/

>    "lsmod | grep pcspkr" to see if the module has been loaded but it is not
>    there.  When I used "modprobe pcspkr -v" it says that the module has been
>    loaded (only shows a path to the module file with no errors printed) but
>    "lsmod..." does not show anything loaded.

Can you see it in /proc/modules ?

>    Can anyone help me disable the PC speaker like before?  It really is
>    annoying.  Thanks in advance.

You can use a workaround:

    * Prevents bell sound at console: 
        "setterm -bfreq 0"
    * Prevents bell sound at X:
        "xset b off"

Best Regards,
   )"(      [[ n1ghtcr4wler ]]
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