xset cannot disable bell?

Christian Laursen xi at borderworlds.dk
Wed Jan 4 18:04:05 UTC 2012

On 01/04/12 07:43, Benjamin Kaduk wrote:
> Hi all,
> I took a (long-overdue) ports upgrade a few days ago, and after
> rebuilding everything from scratch, I find that I can no longer disable
> the X bell with 'xset -b', either in my .xinitrc or from an xterm. Other
> permutations such as 'xset b off' and 'xset b 0 0 0' also have no effect.

This happened to me a very long time ago and is quite annoying.

I never managed to disable the bell inside X, but adding 
"hw.syscons.bell=0" to /etc/sysctl.conf makes it go away for good.

Christian Laursen

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