Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 111652
Lack of PC Speaker support in 2.6
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:00:00 EDT
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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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install 2.6 rpm
Actual Results: No PC Speaker support
Expected Results: PC Speaker support
Try: modprobe pcspkr
you're running an ancient kernel. This was fixed a long time ago.