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MrSako 10-21-2006 05:36 PM

make centos 4.3 work with my computers internal speaker
 
my computer has an internal speaker (no external ones). xchat has a feature to "beep" when uou receive /msg's. How would i go about making this work (obviosuly right now linux isn't detecting my internal speaker). the computer is really old, a 700 mhz etc. I guess maybe there are generic drivers or something I could install?

Lenard 10-21-2006 07:36 PM

As root try typing; modprobe pcspkr

MrSako 10-22-2006 03:59 AM

it gives me "bash: modprobe: command not found"

this is centos 4.3 i forgot to mention in my initial post

Lenard 10-22-2006 05:15 AM

Sounds like you used su instead of 'su -' minus the single quotemarks (there is a difference, see; man su) to become root. Try again, this time;

which modprobe
/sbin/modprobe

/sbin/modprobe pcspkr

MrSako 10-23-2006 04:12 PM

it did SOMETHING

is there a way to make centos do a test beep with the speakey? (im trying to verify if it's the speaker not working now or if it's xchat)

Lenard 10-23-2006 07:12 PM

Open a xterm session and try; echo -e "\a" this should produce a beep within a few seconds.

MrSako 10-24-2006 04:04 PM

hmmm no luck :{

Lenard 10-24-2006 04:30 PM

Ok one more thing to try, open a terminal session (the gnome or kde console) and hit the backspace key on a blank line.


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