Re: Darn 'beep' stoped working after installing Stretch in place of Jessie
On 07/31/2017 05:21 PM, Juan R. de Silva wrote:
I installed (fresh install instead of an upgrade) Debian Stretch on my laptop.
The installation is full success without any problem except a little one -
'beep' does not produce a sound neither from CLI nor from a bash scripts. I had
Jessie installed on the same laptop before and it worked just fine.
I checked everything I possibly could: pcspkr module loaded, alsa does not have
any muted channels, tried to use it as a user and as a root. No clue why it does
not work any longer in Strech.
I've noticed that as well. I'm very sorry I don't know if my experiences
below is a solution for you (or at all) but maybe my saying something
might mean others won't think as I first did that it was my hardware or
something. Sound does work fine in my system. I even tried adjusting the
sound levels and setting notifications for system beep. Nothing seemed
Having it work out-of-the-box would be nice. After a fresh install, I
have a bash script I run that installs all the apps I use and configures
them. Sometimes though, there are things that a user needs to answer.
Thus, if I want to have the script running and go do something else, I
want to "beep" when it's going to need attention by the user. I noticed
this does not work in Stretch so I ended up removing the part to install
the "beep" package and use beep to alert the user. I have tried escape
codes via echo -e as well, and no beep there either.
As for more information, I've tried this in a regular non-GUI shell
(before installing a desktop environment) and also while in Konsole
(KDE's terminal program). It did not work.
Now, if you install beep *after* you have installed your desktop
environment, then it *does* work when you type "beep" at the Konsole
prompt and in bash scripts.
I don't know why this is other than maybe you have to have your sound
I don't know if this information would help you. I am beginning to
wonder also if the update to 9.1 fixed things. I had the experience with
Another thing to try is to update your system to 9.1 and see if that