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Old 09-22-2007, 09:30 AM   #1
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How to lower the sound of beep?


This happens on a newly installed centos 5 on my home laptop; the system beep is so loud; at its maximum I presume. The volume control doesn't have any connection to it; even if I set it to mute it would still have the same loud beep. Its very uncomfortable hearing loud beeps during every session.

Does anyone know or suggest a way to lower the volume level of these beeps?

thanks.
 
Old 09-22-2007, 10:01 AM   #2
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I would guess man beep.
 
Old 09-23-2007, 04:00 AM   #3
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I don't think that beeper volume can be controlled in the majority of systems (it doesn't go through mixer). It can be muted though. In X, do:

xset -b off

and on console:

setterm -blength 0
 
Old 09-24-2007, 06:27 AM   #4
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right thanks! so far my remedy is to disable the system beeps from the system-config-sound.
 
Old 09-24-2007, 08:32 AM   #5
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You can also prevent the pcspkr kernel module from loading by adding it as blacklisted in modprobe.d.
 
Old 09-24-2007, 12:47 PM   #6
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Didn't beep work then?
 
Old 09-26-2007, 09:48 AM   #7
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Didn't beep work then?
What is beep??? I have never used a distro that has a tool like that.
 
  


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