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Old 04-17-2002, 02:20 AM   #1
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Question Beep off!


Just a simple question is there any way to switch off the sometimes annoying beep at the bash prompt. eg. when you get to the end of a page or somthing like that.

NOTE: This is not a laptop/notebook so there is no special key to toggle the beeping noise on or off.
 
Old 04-17-2002, 05:14 AM   #2
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edit /etc/termcap, find the linux onsole definition and remove the bl=^G entry or maybe replace it with bl=\E7\E[?5h\E[?5l\E[?5h\E[?5l\E[?5h\E[?5l\E[?5h\E[?5l\E8: which should make the screen flash instead. alledgely you can also add "set bell-style none" in your .bashrc, but that doesn't do anything for me
 
Old 04-17-2002, 09:54 AM   #3
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Well you can also turn off your pc speaker (unplug it!) but I don't think you have external speaker on your laptop.
 
Old 04-17-2002, 03:53 PM   #4
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xterm

while editing the termcap is the best way.

you can also hold down ctrl and press the middle mouse button while the pointer is over the xterm (or whatever term) window and choose visual bell.

the termcap is better since it will premanece between sessions
 
Old 04-18-2002, 12:52 AM   #5
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Re: xterm

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Originally posted by jatimon
while editing the termcap is the best way.

you can also hold down ctrl and press the middle mouse button while the pointer is over the xterm (or whatever term) window and choose visual bell.

the termcap is better since it will premanece between sessions
Thanks, for the tip by this pure console mode, no X (GUI).
 
Old 04-18-2002, 12:56 AM   #6
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edit /etc/termcap, find the linux console definition and remove the bl=^G entry or maybe replace it with bl=\E7\E[?5h\E[?5l\E[?5h\E[?5l\E[?5h\E[?5l\E[?5h\E[?5l\E8: which should make the screen flash instead. alledgely you can also add "set bell-style none" in your .bashrc, but that doesn't do anything for me
Thanks for that acid_kewpie, I'll try that. I guess the screen flashes are better having the computer beeping at ya.
 
Old 04-19-2002, 12:17 AM   #7
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After editing /etc/termcap, is there a way to have the changes take effect without restarting?
 
Old 11-16-2006, 08:38 AM   #8
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Just a simple question is there any way to switch off the sometimes annoying beep at the bash prompt. eg. when you get to the end of a page or somthing like that.

NOTE: This is not a laptop/notebook so there is no special key to toggle the beeping noise on or off.
setterm -blength 0
 
Old 11-16-2006, 09:56 AM   #9
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edit /etc/inputrc:

set bell-style none
 
Old 07-17-2008, 12:08 PM   #10
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Another simple solution is to blacklist the particular module that makes the system beep. You can either go into the file
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
and add the line: "blacklist pcspkr", or if you want to implement it live simply run the commmand "modprobe -r pcspkr" as root, and the beeps will be gone. This also disables beeps across the whole system, regardless of who's logged in, which I like because I login as many different users on my systems for different reasons.
 
  


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