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Old 11-02-2011, 03:55 PM   #1
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Annoying beep on shutdown


Occasionally when I shutdown Debian (squeeze) it does a really loud beep.

I was just wondering what this might signify, where do I look to see what it means, and mainly how do I stop it !

Oh hardware is a Dell Latitude D620


Old 11-02-2011, 05:24 PM   #2
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Try this: "How to turn off the annoying system beep in linux (Debian/Ubuntu)" -
Old 11-04-2011, 04:05 PM   #3
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Thanks arochester,
That sounds like a good place to start.

Unfortunately my debian partition is now totally borked for some reason yesterday I lost the ability to open readme files, so had to re associate them with gedit.
Then this afternoon I lost the gnome desktop, well I had a desktop with some icons, but no bar at the top to run anything, luckily I had a terminal shortcut on the desktop so I tried to reinstall gnome, which went through ok with no errors.
But after rebooting it I could not login to my profile at all, it just hung after entering my password.
I then tried the recovery mode, and was able to log into gnome with root profile, but almost all programs failed to launch - giving some error about d-bus.
The thing was I couldn't even bring up the network interface so couldn't try to reinstall those progs and dependencies, oddly the only things that seemed to work were apt-get and synaptic, but with no network they aren't a lot of good

So hay ho I am now running the net install again on a wiped partition and will try again !

Thanks for your help, I'm sure I will still need to do that fix afterwards !


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