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Old 10-21-2006, 06:36 PM   #1
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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?
 
Old 10-21-2006, 08:36 PM   #2
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As root try typing; modprobe pcspkr
 
Old 10-22-2006, 04:59 AM   #3
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it gives me "bash: modprobe: command not found"

this is centos 4.3 i forgot to mention in my initial post
 
Old 10-22-2006, 06:15 AM   #4
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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
 
Old 10-23-2006, 05:12 PM   #5
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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)
 
Old 10-23-2006, 08:12 PM   #6
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Open a xterm session and try; echo -e "\a" this should produce a beep within a few seconds.
 
Old 10-24-2006, 05:04 PM   #7
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hmmm no luck :{
 
Old 10-24-2006, 05:30 PM   #8
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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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