Bug 111652 - Lack of PC Speaker support in 2.6
Lack of PC Speaker support in 2.6
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-12-07 18:40 EST by Nathan G. Grennan
Modified: 2007-04-18 13:00 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-03-29 07:31:44 EST
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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.

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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.

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