[ltp] Disable PC speaker "emergency" sounds (R40)

Richard Neill linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 31 Oct 2006 19:31:23 +0000

b42 wrote:
> Hi,
> had the same problem with my R60 - I use headphones most of the
> time and every time the speaker beeped (quite often with bash filename
> completion) I thought my head would explode ...

Edit /etc/inputrc
    set show-all-if-ambiguous on

Bash completion is now much more helpful, and beeps far less often. You 
might even re-enable the beep, since it is now more relevant. The only 
distro that gets this right by default is Mandrake.

Also, make sure you have the advanced bash-completion enabled (usually, 
by sourcing /etc/bash_completion in your. bashrc)

Lastly, if using Konsole, you can configure the beep to be either a 
visible bell, or play a sound of your choice, or run a command. Run a 
command such as
    sox -v 0.5  beep.wav - | aplay
* Use sox, because it is much more rapid than Arts.
* -v 0.5 to reduce the volume.
* aplay, in order to use dmix, so multiple apps can share the soundcard.