16.04 beep options for Slow Keys in the Universal Access of System Settings

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Sat Jul 23 19:19:28 UTC 2016

On Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:43:45 -0400, Rick wrote:
>On 16-07-23 02:21 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> On Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:04:52 -0400, Rick wrote:
>>> Presently this system is setup to use
>>> HDMI audio out and doesn't seem to produce any audio beep to give
>>> user feedback for any of these key press characteristics.  
>> Apart from this, beep/bell is working?
>It does seem like it is, but I can't find anywhere to test for it, 
>though I get audio on Youtube.

Ctrl + Alt + F2
log in as user and run:
                        printf "\a"
Ctrl + Alt + F7

You could also use a GUI terminal emulation to run   printf "\a"  , but
you need to ensure that the bell for the GUI terminal emulation is
enabled. For roxterm:

  Preferences > Edit Current Profile > General > [x] Audio Bell

Or for xfce4-terminal ensure that in
~/.config/xfce4/terminal/terminalrc there is the MiscBell entry: 


Instead of running printf "\a", you also could simply press the
"cursor left"-key.

If you don't hear a beep, then either a module isn't loaded or the bell
is disabled by other settings, see
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Disable_PC_speaker_beep and don't
worry, this unlikely is different for Ubuntu.


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