Is there a way to disable the beep on Shut Down?

Chris Mohler cr33dog at
Sat Dec 20 22:26:04 UTC 2008

On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 3:28 PM, Nigel Henry
<cave.dnb2m97pp at> wrote:
> On Saturday 20 December 2008 19:57, Charlie Brune wrote:
>> Whenever I select the "Shut Down" menu option to turn my laptop off, my
>> laptop emits a loud beep.
>> Is there a way to keep the beep from happening?  It's pretty loud and
>> tends to wake up anyone near me who's sleeping.
>> I've already gone to the "Sound Preferences" screen and de-selected the
>> "Play Alerts and Sound Effects" option.  That doesn't stop this beep.
>> Thanks,
>> Charlie
>> St. Louis, MO.
> Hi Charlie.
> Try adding the following line to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.
> install pcspkr /bin/true
> That should send the pcspkr module to never never land.
> Try it, and please post back if it works.

Or blacklist pcspkr in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist - I think either way
should work...


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