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No system beep or bell on HP Compaq dc7100 desktop running Fedora Core 3

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Johann_5
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No system beep or bell on HP Compaq dc7100 desktop running Fedora Core 3

Although the Fedora Core 3 fresh installation detected the on-board sound system on my new HP Compaq dc7100 desktop (and the sound test works on both the headphone speakers and the mono in-box speaker), I get no warning bell or system beep sound.

For example, typing Ctrl-G in a terminal does nothing, nor does the usual warning beep sound when command-line autocompletion with the tab key fails.

I have tried unmuting and unfading all the components in the Volume Control panel, and now I don't know what else to try.

Any hints on turning on the bell character sound?

Johann
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Vitaly Karasik_1
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Re: No system beep or bell on HP Compaq dc7100 desktop running Fedora Core 3

Probably sound alarms off in you desktop environment?

Did you try to play some sound files using media player?
Manuel Wolfshant
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Re: No system beep or bell on HP Compaq dc7100 desktop running Fedora Core 3

kernel 2.6 has a module which must explicitely be loaded to activate the system speaker. you can find it as /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/misc/pcspkr.ko
Johann_5
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Re: No system beep or bell on HP Compaq dc7100 desktop running Fedora Core 3

Just load the pcspkr.ko kernel module!