It should be possible to disable the PC speaker's beep

Mitch Golden mgolden at
Fri Mar 16 02:11:19 UTC 2007

You can simply do

  xset b off

Actually, it would be lovely if kmix and the other volume control widgets 
turned it off automatically when you muted the sound.

   - Mitch

On Thu, 15 Mar 2007, Yann Simon wrote:

>> From
> The PC speaker's beep is very annoying.
> When I disable it with gnome-sound-properties, I still hear it when I
> shutdown or suspend my laptop.
> The only solution is to blacklist pcspkr.
> Using the command line is not a perfect solution, so I suggest:
> - either it should be a way to do it without using the command line;
> I think that gnome-sound-properties cannot do it, as it is launched
> user's permissions.
> So we need another tool (over-engineering...)
> - other this module could be disabled by default;
> - other this module could be disabled during startup, shutdown,
> suspend...
> seb128 advised me to discuss this topic on this mailing list.
> So here it is.... :)
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