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Old 10-26-2008, 03:04 AM   #1
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Angry PC speaker still sounding without "pcspkr" module... (Arch)

I just did an update on my Arch Linux system, and among other annoyances, the PC speaker is sounding again. pcspkr is blacklisted in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist and "rmmod pcspkr" tells me "ERROR: Module pcspkr does not exist in /proc/modules" but the ruddy thing is still beeping.

I do notice that it's not beeping as much as if pcspkr were active. It seems to be mainly in GIMP when I'm selecting files, so maybe it's a GTK thing? But it used to be that getting rid of the pcspkr module silenced all PC speaker beeps and isn't that how it should be? What more do I have to do now to get it through to my PC that it should only be making sounds via the headphones?

Barring any software solution, I wouldn't be averse to finding and destroying the hardware component (actually this would be nice if possible, as this has been a source of constant aggravation with having to disable it on every new distro/install and so on), but last time I tried I couldn't figure out where it was and didn't want to damage anything important in the process... the big speaker that I cut the wires to a long time ago seems only to have been connected to sound card sound.

Rant over. Please advise.
Old 10-26-2008, 10:39 PM   #2
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thats one type, and heres another:
for the 2nd type, if it isn't on a wire, you can unsolder it or pour some superglue in that hole, it won't work again.
disconnecting the wire is the best cure, cause it takes the least time and you aren't destroying anything.
Old 10-31-2008, 09:54 AM   #3
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How are you blacklisting it? I think blacklist= is now deprecated. If you want to blacklist, I think you have to put it in the modules array in /etc/rc.conf with a ! in front of it. Also check to see if snd_pcsp is loaded.


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