Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 179739
the pcspkr driver is disabled
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:24:55 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20060126 Fedora/1.5-0.fc4 Firefox/1.5
Description of problem:
This is not specific to FC5t2 but to all recent Fedora versions.
The PC speaker driver (pcspkr) is disabled. In order to enable the driver, the user must create, on all systems, the executable /etc/sysconfig/modules/pcspkr.modules with the following content:
The PC speaker driver is useful, it is used by PCMCIA to signal various initialization stages, it is used by instant messaging software (gaim, xchat) and many other apps.
However, on Fedora, pcspkr is disabled and all these apps cannot function properly.
It is annoying to enable the driver manually on each and every system.
Please either include by default the pcspkr.modules file in the distribution, or compile the pcspkr driver in the kernel (not as a module).
This problem has been brought to the attention of the devel team long time ago, however nothing happened so far, although it is easy to fix and produces a significant subjective improvement in the behavior of the OS.
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Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: The PC speaker driver doesn't work.
Expected Results: The PC speaker driver should be loaded by default when the system boots up.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 160172 ***