[ltp] System bell volume

Neil Weisenfeld linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 10 Dec 2003 22:42:40 -0500

When you say "system bell," it sounds like you're talking about the bell 
under X, right?  It's different from the console bell heard when at a 
console VT.

Normally you can use "xset b percent pitch duration" (see "xset q") for 
current values.  However, on my T40p both the "percent" and "duration" 
parameters seem to control the duration.

As a compromise maybe change the duration to make it less intrusive?

If you're bothered by the beep during, say, tab completion under bash, 
you can add "set bell-style none" in /etc/inputrc

Hope that helps a little.


Uwe Walter wrote:
> Hi all.
> Is it possible to lower the volume / mute the system bell without
> affecting the complete hardware volume (as it is when using the hardware
> volume buttons) on a T40?
> I would really like to silence the system bell a little bit (esp. under
> KDE), but it seems that the soundcard has no mixer channel for it.
> The workaround to choose an adequate overall hardware level so the bell
> is not too loud, and use the appropriate mixer channels for the rest
> does unfortunately waste some volume...
> Greetings, UW(e)