How do I ring a bell?
wblock at wonkity.com
Mon Oct 7 20:00:57 UTC 2013
On Mon, 7 Oct 2013, Frank Leonhardt wrote:
> On 07/10/2013 13:06, Peter Boosten wrote:
>> echo "CTRL-V CTRL-G" should do the trick
Or, more easily, printf "\a".
> Alas, not. The console driver won't ring the BIOS bell on anything I've
> tried. It might on a desktop with a built-in sound card and speakers, but it
> won't do anything with the "beep" speaker. It's actually the same solution I
> mentioned in the first line (\a translates to 007 which is ctrl-G).
Make sure hw.syscons.bell is set to 1. It can be changed at run time,
like in /etc/sysctl.conf. Some systems have it disabled (set to 0)
because the bell is amazingly loud and piercing. (Looking at you,
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