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Old 02-18-2005, 05:18 PM   #1
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No beep on laptop (HP ze4903 w/ FC2 kernel 2.6.10)

Hi all,

I miss my beep. A forum search shows several people wanting to disable beeps. I want to enable mine.

CTRL-G and "echo -e '\a'" produce no sound. Ximian doesn't beep when I get mail. I don't get beeps when my battery is about to die.

But yet, I can play sounds, like say when I go to in Gnome preferences -> sound I can play the event sounds.
I've used aumix to turn "Spkr" all the way up.

I've also turned "Speaker" all the way up through the Volume Control GUI. (Note, when I launch this GUI, I see in /var/log/messages: "Feb 18 14:09:47 ralph modprobe: FATAL: Error running install command for sound_slot_1". Is this my problem? If so, where do I look to figure out more info? This does not happen when I run aumix)

I've found this thread:

Which offers a bit of an explanation, but no solution. How do I check if my kernel was compiled with this option? (I'm assuming it was.) I'm running 2.6.10-1.14_FC2.stk16 from linuxant.

Thanks for any help.
Old 02-18-2005, 05:22 PM   #2
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See /proc/config.gz if there is that flag.
Old 02-18-2005, 05:53 PM   #3
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Doh. Looks like I'm in for a treat.

[root@ralph root]# cat /boot/config-2.6.10-1.14_FC2.stk16 | grep PCSPKR
[root@ralph root]#
Old 02-18-2005, 08:48 PM   #4
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Okay, I got all ready to recompile my kernel... and "=m" means it's a module.
modprobe pcspkr
does the trick.


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