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Loud annoying system beep at login screen solution

Postby daozen on Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:09 am

Hi guys,

This will be my first time "trying" to help out rather than asking for help. I'd like to be more involved but generally have more problems than solutions. Firstly apologies if this is in the wrong part of the forum, I'm sure those in charge will delete it if its useless/dangerous or move it to the correct place.

Disclaimer: I'm not expert and am not entirely sure if this is the correct way of doing things. I don't think it will break anything but...

Anyway I recently installed LMDE XFCE on my laptop. Upon booting to the login screen there was what can only be described as an annoying very load system/console beep. It didn't matter what I did to stop this (mute, system settings, etc) nothing worked. Anyway I fired up Duck Duck Go and straight away a (well known) solution was provided:

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echo "blacklist pcspkr" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf


If this works for you then you need read no longer, if like me it doesn't/didn't then you might be using an intel soundcard module: snd_hda_intel. This module has a beep mode and it is defaulted on and that's apparently why the beep remained. So what you need to do is:

paste the following in the terminal:

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sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf


substitute gedit for your favoured text editor) and add the following line at the end for the file:

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options snd_hda_intel beep_mode=0


Click save and reboot. No annoying beep.

Points to note that I didn't have to blacklist pcspkr to stop the beep and I can take no credit for this solution and it is found here: http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=65327 I thought it was quite hard to find but then I'm not search master.

Theres another "solution" in that thread involving the editing /etc/gdm3/greeter.gconf-defaults which didn't work for me but might for you. Remember to back up the files you're editing just in case.

Cheers

daozen.
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Re: Load annoying system beep at login screen solution

Postby Ellwood on Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:26 pm

Thanks for your tip.

My ears are much happier now.
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Re: Loud annoying system beep at login screen solution

Postby terdon on Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:35 am

Yes! Thanks, I have been looking all over for this. It is strange actually, I remember having the same problem when I first started using linux back in 98 or so and here we are again :)

This must be an old relic that was useful at some point and is still around because of the well known phenomenon of source code inertia :)
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Re: Loud annoying system beep at login screen solution

Postby daozen on Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:01 am

I'm actually glad I could help out for once!
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Re: Loud annoying system beep at login screen solution

Postby dwainehead on Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:03 am

thanks for that! blacklist worked for me, it was on my list of todo's on my system, tonight was a good night of getting to those, knocked out 4.....
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Re: Loud annoying system beep at login screen solution

Postby Microcord on Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:15 am

Thank you! One of the computers that I often take to meetings has a system beep that distinctly resembles a short, intense baritone fart. I usually remember to avoid actions that provoke the beep, but sometimes I make some tiny mistake (e.g. tapping the BackSpace key once too often within a search box), and my computer breaks wind, bringing smirks from my neighbours. (My gestures of "The flatulence isn't mine; it's my computer's" of course aren't credible.) Your tip will save me embarrassment in the future.
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Re: Loud annoying system beep at login screen solution

Postby Seraph on Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:00 am

Wow thanks man, it worked perfectly. I was thinking about pulling out the beep device on my mobo temporarily until I came across this thread lol..
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Re: Loud annoying system beep at login screen solution

Postby äxl on Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:00 am

Microcord wrote:Thank you! One of the computers that I often take to meetings has a system beep that distinctly resembles a short, intense baritone fart. I usually remember to avoid actions that provoke the beep, but sometimes I make some tiny mistake (e.g. tapping the BackSpace key once too often within a search box), and my computer breaks wind, bringing smirks from my neighbours. (My gestures of "The flatulence isn't mine; it's my computer's" of course aren't credible.) Your tip will save me embarrassment in the future.


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Re: Loud annoying system beep at login screen solution

Postby 20000Leagues on Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:15 pm

I think the blacklist one worked for my log-in, but nothing seems to make the LOGOUT beep go away..

Anyone have some ideas?
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Re: Loud annoying system beep at login screen solution

Postby carlp101 on Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:03 pm

I can confirm this also worked for me on a Dell Studio 15 (1558) running LMDE with XFCE.

Many thanks.
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Re: Loud annoying system beep at login screen solution

Postby melbo on Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:22 pm

Worked great on Dell Latitude e6520 i7. Was driving my wife crazy with all my recent reboots!
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Re: Loud annoying system beep at login screen solution

Postby AndreKiepe on Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:07 am

Hello Daozen,
your solution is perfect and works for me. THANK YOU!
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Re: Loud annoying system beep at login screen solution

Postby GTBecker on Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:50 pm

Assuming the loud beep is through the system speakers, another method is to disable the Beep device in an ALSA mixer GUI. You might need to add the Beep device to the mixer (in its Preferences), before you can disable it.
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