BEL (primarily for vi).
kline at tao.thought.org
Sun Jul 22 23:02:56 UTC 2007
Apologies for the triple postings, but this is general enough
for the -questions list and aimed at the gnome list. It
includes a query for the KDE list.
I just opened a "konsole", the KDE-hacked xterm, IIRC. I had the
BEL set to "system bell" and as with "terminals", vi/vim/and
other bell-type things just flashed the screen at me. I do have
full-screen flash set up in my Gnome menu settings. Nothing I
can do gets the .WAV bell to work under gnome. Long-story-short,
just for the heck of it, I tried the next "bell" selection and
YES my bell is back when I use vi/nvi/vim. It sounds a bit
strange, but at least it is audible. I watch my keyboard and
fingers when I type--if I'm not coding--so hearing the bell when
I type ESC lets me know absolutely that I'm in command mode.
,My questions: why does this fake (wav) bell work under KDE and
not Gnome? The desktop ports are pretty close to identical here
(FBSD) as with the Ubuntu fork of Debian. Just FYI. Another
question is: why is the natural system spkr disabled in
at least the Gnome and KDE managers? What was the rational?
In other words, isn't there some default setting that could go
into every /boot/loader.conf that would let both the external
audio speakers and the dinky system speaker work? The Linux
kernel may not have this capability; I don't know. That's why
thanks for any insights, guys. this is enough to make me want to
jump back into serious hacking ... well, almost:)
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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