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OK I hate starting threads when I am pretty sure that my question has been answered somewhere else, but I wasn't able to find anything helpful on this one. I am running Slack 10 and everytime I do shutdown -r 0 or halt or shutdown -h 0 , I get this annoying system beep. I know it's fixable without removing the system speaker, because I have had this problem only in Slack and SuSe, furthermore I don't want to open my laptop. I found this solution for SuSe:
//this is exact copy from a SuSe thread on this forum
Edit the /etc/rc.d/halt script and remove or comment out (add a # in front of) the lines containing
echo -en "\033[<some things here>]\a"
echo -en "\a"
which are not in the case for $HALT_SOUND in "yes", "quint" or "octave" (line 138, 143 and 147 in my script).
Hey numb, that sounded like a really good idea. Only bad part is that it didn't work. :-) I ran alsamixer and the only thing that resemples a system speaker is the PC speaker. I muted it, but still right after I write halt or shutdown, I get a beep. It is not at some other point, but only right after I press enter for those two commands. I am wondering if there is anything to do with the broadcast message that root is supposed to send to all users, but I didn't think halt sends broadcast.
thank you for sticking with me bornhj, I get a beep right after I press enter. I know it's not a console beep , because I tried fixing SuSe using the exact same instructions that you posted and it didn't work. Now I run Slack and I have the same problem. I know it is a configuration setting, because I don't get it under RH or Fedora. I am planning on doing a kernel recompile, but I am going to wait until my semester is over. I go to school, and it's pretty busy right now. I'll post the results from the recompile later.