blacklist pcspkr

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Wed Nov 7 02:08:46 UTC 2018

On Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:19:07 +0100, Oliver Grawert wrote:
>isnt it great that ubuntu allows you to modify the default (that
>pleases the majority of users)

I seriously doubt that the majority of users is pleased by a
blacklisted pcspkr. It isn't great that Ubuntu defaults to something
stupid, the bell always needs to be on for diagnostics, that isn't
something you can re-eanble on demand, let alone that it is e.g. used
to signal incoming mail by the _PC speaker_, while the "regular"
speakers or headphones play music only, but never ever the bell.

Laptops might not have a PC speaker. GNOME and other desktop
environment users, who migrated from Windows might have crap such as
desktop sounds enabled, however, a majority of Linux users for sure
aren't Windows migrants, but use UNIX alike computers for serious work,
in a for good reasons well established work flow.

Some things should make progress, art, science etc., other things are
well established and shouldn't be changed, since no sane progress is
possible. We use forks and knives and don't change it and we should use
the bell, too, since it is like forks and knives, the bell isn't
something like art, science etc. ...

IOW it's not great if Ubuntu developers don't fix a bug, but instead
shut away forks and knives during dinner.

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