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Old 01-16-2010, 03:24 PM   #1
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Where's my beep? (GNOME Terminal)


If I switch to a non-graphical environment my beep works fine (if I press tab multiple times or if I "echo -en '\007'") but in my GNOME Terminal I cannot get it to beep.

The module pcspkr is loaded
Terminal bell is ticked in my terminal profile

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Old 01-17-2010, 10:22 AM   #2
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Why do you need it to beep? Try checking the ALSA sound mixer.
 
Old 01-17-2010, 11:39 AM   #3
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Beep is unmuted and at full volume; it works fine outside of GNOME.

I want to get my computer to beep once it has finished running script (so I know when to pay it attention).
 
Old 01-17-2010, 11:57 AM   #4
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Ok. Have you done apt-get install beep? Try installing that.
 
Old 01-17-2010, 03:00 PM   #5
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Ok. Have you done apt-get install beep? Try installing that.
Thanks that does the trick; didn't think of trying that. If anything this way is better as I didn't really want it to beep while pressing tab in the command-line interface.
 
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If fact you could probably make a shell script that plays a song with the beep binary, since you can control pitch (-f) and length (I don't know the switch for that.)
 
  


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