no beep any more

Frank Shute frank at
Tue Jul 26 18:22:00 UTC 2016

On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 01:48:46PM +0200, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> Hello,
> Yesterday I realized that my Acer C720 does not issue any beep, for
> example in terminals or on alpha console with 'printf "\7"' 
> The sound general is working, for example playing something with mplayer
> or the jingle on KDE start. I'm not aware of having installed something
> during the last days. Is this somehow configureable with sysctl?
> $ kbdcontrol -b normal
> does not help.
> ANy ideas?

Yeah. Get down on your hands and knees and pray hard that it stays that way.

To be serious, I turn it off wherever it might possibly rear it's ugly head.
So ~/.Xdefaults:

XTerm*visualBell:       true

vim/gvim in ~/.vimrc:

set vb		" visualbell

The idea of my DE/WM playing a jingle on start-up is enough to send a shudder
down my spine :(

Blinkenlights? Yes. Noises? Hell, no.

Sorry, I've probably been of no help to you Matthias but hopefully I've been
of some help to my fellow travellers in the anti-noise camp.




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