Disabling PC SPKR in Dapper?
ed.smits at gmail.com
Mon Nov 13 19:42:50 UTC 2006
adding it to the blacklist file fixed the problem
2006/11/13, Gérard BIGOT <gerard.bigot at gmail.com>:
> On 11/13/06, Peter Garrett <peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> > On Mon, 13 Nov 2006 10:31:47 -0500
> > "Ed Smits" <ed.smits at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I have a problem with my PC speaker in Dapper - even though I haven't
> > > enabled any system sounds in Sound Preferences I still seem to get the
> > > annoying beeps etc. This is especially annoying in the XP VMWare guest
> > > session - and that's set to not have any audio device and no Windows
> > > system sounds.
> > >
> > > Is there anything I can do to kill it completely? I seem to remember a
> > > blacklist or something in modeprob.conf or something when I used to
> > > run FC5, can't find the equivalent in ubuntu.
> > >
> > > Thanks. Not a big problem, just annoying.
> > This doesn't disable the speaker permanently - but while in X ( GNOME,
> > KDE, window manager) you can type this in a terminal to disable the
> > system beep:
> > xset b off
> > In a tty / virtual terminal ( ctrl-alt- F1 to F6) you can type
> > setterm -blength 0
> > If you use gnome-terminal you can also set the "Terminal Bell" to off by
> > un-ticking/un-checking it in the profile general preferences.
> > To disable the system beep in GNOME, go to System - Preferences - Sound
> > and under the "System Beep" tab un-check the "Enable System Beep" box.
> > Whether any of this helps with vmware, I don't know ...
> > Peter
> the module that makes 'beep' in the kernel is pcspkr (as in 'PC speaker', I
> That's the one that can be removed definitively with an entry in the
> /etc/modprobe.d/ directory.
> You can also use sudo rmmod pcspkr, in the console, for a temporary
> In the old time, I used a nail cutter to cut the wire of the buzzer, but I
> grow older and older...
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