Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 213794
system beep in Gnome should be disabled by default and more tweakable
Last modified: 2009-07-14 12:52:45 EDT
Description of problem:
After upgrading from FC5 to FC6 system beep (via speaker) in gnome was turned
on. In previous FC5 installation there was no system beep so I had to turn it
off for all users via /usr/bin/gnome-sound-properties.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
upgrade from FC5 to FC6
system beep is on
system beep should be off by default
Moreover, ALSA should be used for system beep to make them sound more nice.
(system beep via speaker is just awful) User could e.g. select sound for "system
beep" (e.g. select ogg/wav file to be played)
Wrong component. Reassigning.
(In reply to comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> After upgrading from FC5 to FC6 system beep (via speaker) in gnome was turned
> on. In previous FC5 installation there was no system beep so I had to turn it
> off for all users via /usr/bin/gnome-sound-properties.
You can turn it off for the whole system using GConf directly, or better, using
> Expected results:
> system beep should be off by default
We can't disable the system beep by default, as it is used for accessibility.
> Additional info:
> Moreover, ALSA should be used for system beep to make them sound more nice.
> (system beep via speaker is just awful) User could e.g. select sound for "system
> beep" (e.g. select ogg/wav file to be played)
Changing the system beep should be possible with PulseAudio, which should be in
(In reply to comment #2)
> We can't disable the system beep by default, as it is used for accessibility.
This doesn't make much sense. I'm all for accessibility but the pc speaker beeps
every time I try and use autocomplete in bash as well other places where it
simply isn't needed for most users (such as the login). Accessibility should be
enabled by default on installation and allow a positive selection of such
features rather than forcing users to rmmod pcskpr, edit modprobe.conf etc.
I can't emphasise this enough - this "feature" is really, really annoying - its
even listed on the FC6 bugs page.
Cannot agree more with what Chris said. Moreover, shouldn't Accessibility
features be made accessible ? What about providing a "knob" to turn all
Accessibility features off ?
I would really like to have the possibility to choose (not via tinkering with
modprobe etc.) between having beep, custom sound or no sound/beep.
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
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This bug is still present in FC8.
*** Bug 445768 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 378051 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 446297 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
For people using Fedora 9:
I'm running Fedora 9. I attempted the solution in Comment #10 on this page and I still get the beep whenever the computer falls asleep or wakes up and whenever I plug or unplug it.
bumping to F9 based on comment #11
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