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

H.S. hs.samix at
Sun Dec 21 16:13:40 UTC 2008

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.

Not sure about a gui method, but via command line:
To switch if off:
$> xset b off

To reset it to default settings
$> xset b on

To change the volume, pitch and duration, read the man page
$> man xset

I usually try to lower the frequency and the volume and keep the
duration short so that only I am able to hear the beep. For my hardware,
this works:
$> xset b 30 60 30



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