Bug 111652

Summary: Lack of PC Speaker support in 2.6
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Raw Hide Reporter: Nathan G. Grennan <redhat-bugzilla>
Component: kernelAssignee: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Description Nathan G. Grennan 2003-12-07 18:40:18 EST
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Description of problem:
The PC Speaker support option is disabled. I think it should be
enabled. It is enabled in 2.4 kernels.

I find the PC speaker very useful with xchat. I wrote a patch for
xchat 1 that caused it to beep via the PC speaker when your nick was
highlighted(someone said your nick in channel). This feature was later
included in xchat 2. I did this so friends could easily get my
attention when I wasn't looking at xchat at the time.

I have also noticed it is used by gdm as a audio notification of when
it is finished loading/when you can start trying to login.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.0-0.test11.1.99

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install 2.6 rpm
    

Actual Results:  No PC Speaker support

Expected Results:  PC Speaker support

Additional info:
Comment 1 vvs 2004-03-29 05:45:27 EST
Try: modprobe pcspkr
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2004-03-29 07:31:44 EST
you're running an ancient kernel. This was fixed a long time ago.