Ubuntu :: Beep Command Does Not Work?

Jan 25, 2010

My beep command stopped working -- it does not beep. I think this happened when I upgraded to Karmic (but could have been earlier). I use the beep command to notify me of important events.

I tried looking in sound settings, and did not find anything suspicious. I also tried googling but most stuff just describes how to "disable the annoying beep". Lastly, I tried different software channels and repositories to find an alternative program to the beep command, but nothing happened.

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CentOS 5 :: Make PC Speaker/Beep Work?

Jan 17, 2010

My server is headless, so I'd like to make it beep when it finishes booting. Some posts in the forum seem to indicate this is the default setting, but my box has no sound when login prompt appears. The speaker does work since it beeps once at the start of the booting process (probably BIOS' doing). "lsmod | grep pcspkr" shows "pcspkr 7105 0", lspci shows nothing related to speaker.

Also I'd like to know how I can test the speaker from command line (remote ssh terminal), will echo -e "007" work?

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Sep 3, 2009

I've used the following script here: [URL] to upgrade Alsa to 1.0.21 in Ubuntu 8.04. Now whenever I run:


sudo shutdown -h <time> or sudo reboot from the terminal I get a rather annoying beep sound. What's even more annoying is if I use the shutdown command to specify a time I get a beep every 10 minutes or so.
I've tried disabling the terminal beep in the terminal profile, disabling the beep in System/Preferences/Sound, adding "blacklist pcspkr" to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, and running gconf-editor from the terminal and setting /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/bell_mode to 'off' rather than 'on'.

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Nov 21, 2010

I have a problem which is a great inconvenience to me. I want to say that I've been searching for the answer for a week and couldn't find anything but problems similar to mine which were unresolved.I used to have debian lenny, but one day i decided to reinstall my operating system and upgraded to sid, so I have a fresh install of debian sid with gnome.
The system beep no longer works on gnome.

What I mean, when i move to terminal(like ctrl+alt+f1) it works great, it also works when i type 'beep' in gnome-terminal. but it doesnt make a sound when i e.g. press ctrl+G, when i am being called on irssi, when i press backspace in gnome-terminal. These things used to work in Lenny, and I really need them (especially this hiliting in irssi). I would go back to Lenny if i didnt need some software that is not present for that version of debian. The pcspkr module is loaded

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Feb 5, 2010

I use Mythbuntu 9.10 as HTPC and I got where I can turnoff the computer using remote. But how can I get a "beep" to be played during shutdown? by this I would know the computer is shutting off - it is behind a glas door so I don't see if the led's turns off.

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Mar 26, 2010

When I was using Windows XP, my notebook was beeping very loud when it was running out of power. Since I use Ubuntu it doesnt. I have tried kpowersave but it somehow cannot play ANY SOUNDS. Now I use default power management and it doesn't beep too.
How can I fix it? Its quite important because I often forget to hook it up.

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Jun 16, 2010

I have a HP Laptop with Ubuntu Hardy installed. The system beep makes rapid clicking sound at login window that slowly dissipate and clicking that, so far I can only fix by rebooting, when I play music, reboot after hibernating, and when waking up from suspend. I've turned the system beep off in System/Preferences/Sound but it doesn't do anything.

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Sep 14, 2010

Every time I shut down my laptop, this loud beeping noise comes out of my computer. It's just one beep, but it's loud and annoying. This has been happening recently, and not from the start of installing Ubuntu to my laptop.

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Feb 9, 2010

I'm running ubuntu 9.10 on a Dell XPS M1530. Sometimes i get a _VERY_ loud beep-sound, eg when i run out of battery or, the case that has me coming here when i'm working in a virtual terminal (tty1-6) and hit backspace once too often, that is, when the command line is actually empty.Not that big of a deal you might think, but, especially when you're wearing good (read: possibly loud) headphones the experience is that god damn unpleasant that i'd like to make sure it won't happen again.Oh and well, just hitting mute (in gnome, which doesn't have a lot to do with tty1 anyways) won't do the job.

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Feb 24, 2010

I like the system beep because I can tell checkgmail to beep when an email comes, that way my speakers don't have to be on.Anyways, I did a fresh install of Karmic the other day. Something is being weird with me when I try to re-enable the beep. Karmic blacklisted pcspkr in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf . Here's what happens:I leave "blacklist pcspkr" in blacklist.conf and restart. I do "sudo modprobe pcspkr" and then "beep", and it beeps. Good.

Then I comment out "blacklist pcspkr" in blacklist.conf and restart. I do "beep". Nothing. I do "sudo modprobe pcspkr" and then "beep". Nothing. I do "lsmod | grep pcspkr". It's listed there as it should be. I check with "sudo grep pcspkr /var/log/dmesg" and find no errors.

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Mar 11, 2010

It is extremely load and aggravating. My version 9.10. I am have no other issues with the internal speaker besides the low power beep. I have tried: blacklist pcspkr in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf (actually was already done in 9.10) in gconf-editor gone to apps gnome-power manager, unchecked low power notification

gone to sound preferences muted alert volume. If this was a desktop i would just physically disable the internal speaker, but i don't want to open up my laptop do to possible difficulty of reassembly.

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Jun 18, 2010

Still getting the annoying beep at startup, can anyone advise on how to disable it?

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Jul 29, 2010

I am using anaconda + ks.cfg to install Linux.
In my case installation does not require any actions from me and there is no need to sit next to PC but it takes some time so I would like to hear some loud sound at the end of the process (e.g. something similar to result of echo -e "a" command) but I cannot find appropriate place in ks.cfg to add thing like this

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Jan 4, 2010

I wrote a c console-programme with should output a system beep.But I cannot hear any sound.Which setting of Ubuntu avoid the beep.

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May 6, 2010

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Aug 27, 2010

I tried to follow the instruction here: [URL]. But I failed at step 3 because there is no dropdown box on the linked page. One test command I found online returns errors:
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Sep 19, 2010

I've been using my girlfriend's Mackbook Pro and really like the beep sound when pressing backspace at a command prompt and really would like to have it on my ubuntu. However, I've checked "Terminal bell" option in the profile settings, but there is still no beep sound. What am I missing here?

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Dec 5, 2010

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Apr 9, 2010

When in a virtual tty, Ubuntu has an extremely annoying audible beep alert to notify the user that he is trying to do something that can't be done. Say for instance, hitting the backspace key at the command prompt. The cursor can not back up from there, so the system issues out a loud obnoxious BEEP in response. I am in a virtual tty often, and have found myself on a quest to eradicate that annoying BEEP from my system, if it is the last thing I do. After trying several modprobe, and other solutions, that did not work, I have found a solution that does.

alsamixer has a setting for 'PC Beep' that can be muted, silencing all audible system complaints from a virtual tty.

It would be a pain to do this every time, so...

amixer is a command line interface to alsamixer. By placing the following command in my .bashrc file, I have solved my problem.

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Aug 19, 2009

after installing linux mint 7, I have been getting one beep on shutdown, a google search on this came back as a ram problem...but then i ran across a bunch of posts on ubuntu forums about one beep on shutdown, with an older version of ubuntu, grep does return some paramter errors, but in the mint bug report page those are listed as : benign ignore. it doen't bother me in the least, as long as it isn't a warning of impending hardware failure.

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Sep 27, 2010

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Nov 2, 2010

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Of course this shuts down the computer in an hour. I was wondering if there was a way I could get the computer to beep a few times for the last 10 Minutes and then a few more times for the last 5 minutes?

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Jan 12, 2010

This may seem like a stupid question (if not completely ridiculous ), but I was wondering if there's a way to configure audio events so that I can use a wav/ogg sound instead of the PC speaker's default beep for small events like hitting backspace in a text editor when it's the beginning of the document (or any other illegal keyboard action), or in Wine applications when it calls for an "asterisk" sound (it just beeps the PC speaker).

I've looked at similar threads, but they mainly just talk about either the beeps that the machine does when it boots up, or simply turning off the beeping completely. What I want to do is substitute the beeps (that are caused by the OS) for an actual sound that's played through the ALSA/OSS/whatever audio device.

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Mar 6, 2010

My asus 17" lcd VB171/VB191 monitor has started continuous beeping. Detaching the cable for sound from the computer, the beep stops, but it starts again by plugging the cable in. The motherboard is Tyan S2895 K8WE. The monitor has worked normally for one year.

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Sep 14, 2010

I have replaced my motherboard, cpu, ram with a retailed 'bundle' of components. When I power up, the cpu fans spins and i can feel my hard drive vibrating but There is no post beep. I could connect one of two four pin pwr2 leads to a motherboard; the first has yellow and black leads, the second, red purple black and yellow. Have you any ideas on my next move?

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But the vim will beep (and do some strange thing) after starts. (In urxvt there is no problem). I use binary search to find that it is i = 80 cause the problem. If I just only put "set <M-P>=^[P" in vimrc(^[ is Ctrl-V <ESC>). Xterm also will beep. (Only P will) It is really a weird behavior. The thing which is weirder is if you directly run ":<M-P>=^[P" there is no problem. It only occur when this line is in vimrc.

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Oct 18, 2010

i'm running Ubuntu 10.04 server and want to turn on the pc-speaker warning-beep.I commented out the line in /etc/modprobe.d blacklist.conf:

#blacklist pcspkr

The beep is now working for root. But somehow it won't work if i log in as a normal user. (i don't know why, but if i install beep the beep-command works for all users...unfortunately beep seems not to make a warning sound in all cases so this is no solution for me)

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