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Loud system beep when shutting down (XFCE Daryna BETA 008)

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:12 am
by dberg918
Hi everyone! I'm a fairly new Linux user; though I tinkered with Ubuntu Feisty when it came out earlier this year, I ended up going back to Windows XP for a while because of some troubles I had with playing media and wireless networking. Then I found Linux Mint :)

I've been using Linux Mint for a few weeks now (dual-booting with Celena-XP on my desktop), in an attempt to loosen Microsoft's grip on my computing experience.

I decided to try out the new XFCE Beta today on my laptop since I've never experienced the XFCE desktop environment before, and I think it's great! The only beef I have with it is the loud system beep that occurs when I shut down/restart. I tried muting everything in the mixer and nothing has stopped it. Is there an option here that I'm missing? I looked for a way to disable it for at least an hour without bearing any fruit. Does anybody know of a way to disable this feature, possibly in the configuration editor? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:14 am
by Husse
Welcome to Mint dberg918
You get that beep in a desktop from the system speaker so I think there is nothing to do about it - it should beep, but not so loud
I'll add this to the bug list

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:44 am
by dberg918
I actually figured out a way to disable it last night by diving into the configuration editor. I found an option called something like "enable user sounds," and when I unchecked it, the beeping stopped. Of course, now I can't have any system sounds, but I usually never have them anyway.

I also forgot to mention that the same loud beep occurred when backspacing in an empty text field. It made sense, but still unusually loud.

When I get home today, I'll check the editor and post where the option is.

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:51 pm
by dberg918
Alright, so it turns out that I didn't fix the system beep, maybe I wasn't listening for it so I didn't hear it just that one time. The option I was talking about is in the Configuration Editor under desktop>gnome>sound, and it's called "event_sounds."

It also turns out that there are two different system beeps that I hear. One occurs randomly, but for reference, a few situations where you hear it are when you are trying to scroll past the bottom or top of the menu in the configuration editor or in evince, and also when you try to close a modified openoffice word document without saving first. The other is the shutdown beep. The shutdown beep is a higher pitch, and actually much less annoying than the other. The scroll beep seems to be louder to me.

Maybe this is just my laptop, it's most likely different on each machine. My laptop is a Dell XPS M140, for reference. I'm pretty sure the system beeps wouldn't be quite as loud on my desktop, though I am in no position to test on it.

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:42 pm
by merlwiz79
This is the weirdest thing, as I never get any beeps or system sounds on my desktop.
Though, I don't have a modem.

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:34 pm
by Husse
Well on my desktop it's very loud, I never thought the system speaker could produce such a loud noice

Re: Loud system beep when shutting down (XFCE Daryna BETA 008)

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:17 pm
by Kynan

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sudo rmmod pcspkr
or

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sudo modprobe -r pcspkr

should disable it until the next boot

to stop it permanently try this http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2007/07/1 ... -in-linux/

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sudo modprobe pcspkr

if you miss it

I feel this should be made the norm in linux those system beeps are just ugly.

Re: Loud system beep when shutting down (XFCE Daryna BETA 008)

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:06 am
by uriel.oberon
menu - control center

under "Hardware" choose "Sound" - click "Sounds" tab - deselect "Play alert sound"

-- also scroll down to the "alert sounds" and set to disable

hope this helps for it seems my beeping is over with

Re: Loud system beep when shutting down (XFCE Daryna BETA 008)

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:39 pm
by kburger
This works great for me with Linux Mint 7:

First, to disable it NOW for this session:

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sudo modprobe -r pcspkr


Then, to disable it permanently:
add this line to the bottom of /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

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blacklist pcspkr


Problem solved. No more annoyingly loud internal speaker beeps.

Re: Loud system beep when shutting down (XFCE Daryna BETA 008)

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:44 am
by Sonic-Boom
i can see a problem with disabling the speaker altogether. Many have their bios setup to give temparature/fan fail warnings wouldnt these be disabled aswell by blacklisting the pcspeaker in linux?

Re: Loud system beep when shutting down (XFCE Daryna BETA 00

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:46 am
by ibm450
kburger wrote:This works great for me with Linux Mint 7:

First, to disable it NOW for this session:

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sudo modprobe -r pcspkr


Then, to disable it permanently:
add this line to the bottom of /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

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blacklist pcspkr


Problem solved. No more annoyingly loud internal speaker beeps.


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  • Thanks heaps - this system beep was annoying the **** out of me

Re: Loud system beep when shutting down (XFCE Daryna BETA 008)

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:05 pm
by ipernar
There is very easy way + it also makes your computer booting faster. Go to 'Menu', then applications and search for "Startup applications" and then disable "Gnome login sound".

Mint will not give start up and shut down sound signals...

Re: Loud system beep when shutting down (XFCE Daryna BETA 008)

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:54 am
by ibm450
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  • ok worth a try, although im not having this issue with mint8, but ill disable it :)