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I have a computer that I'm going to leave over at a friends house as a backup server. It won't have a monitor or keyboard hooked up, just power and network cable, so I wanted to throw in at the end of the shutdown script a beep that indicates the computer has been shutdown completely and is ok to power off since it doen't automatically turn off. How can I do this? I know there is a pc speaker driver out there that lets you play wav files and stuff, but I don't want that just something that I can send like send 1000 hz tone for 250 milliseconds then 2000 hz for 250 milliseconds, etc. Would have to write a program to do that, if so, how would I do that? I know a little bit of C++, but not that much.
That beep link works great. It's not included with slackware, but I was able to compile and run it without any problems, although I did have to set the suid sticky. Now I can play with all the tones I can make
as a side note, wonder how come I never got any notification of replies, I have the email notification checked by default (only reason I saw the replies was because I was going to post a link to that beep program ). Ohh well. For the heck of it, the freshmeat page is http://freshmeat.net/projects/beep/