Bug 230674 - D620: pcspkr beep is WAY too loud
D620: pcspkr beep is WAY too loud
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dell Linux Bugs
Bill Nottingham
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Blocks: D620_Tracker
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Reported: 2007-03-01 20:26 EST by Warren Togami
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:05 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-11-11 11:32:35 EST
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Description Warren Togami 2007-03-01 20:26:17 EST
The pcspkr kernel module is loaded by default. 

On the Dell Latitude D620, this beep is frightenly loud.  "blacklist pcspkr" in
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist can disable the beep.  However some people want to
keep the beep, which is uncomfortable to do on this laptop because it is way too

There appears to be no way of making the beep quieter.  It should be perhaps
50-75% of this volume by default.

(Adjusting the volume in the sound device mixer doesn't effect the beep volume.)
Comment 1 Tim Reilly 2007-03-30 13:51:48 EDT
I agree, the beep is loud enough that my coworkers mutter "beep" back at me in
annoyance whenever I power the thing on. Shouldn't have to kill the beep entirely.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 15:19:30 EDT
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against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are
flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer
maintained. If this bug remains in NEEDINFO thirty (30) days from now,
we will automatically close it.

If you can reproduce this bug in a maintained Fedora version (7, 8, or
rawhide), please change this bug to the respective version and change
the status to ASSIGNED. (If you're unable to change the bug's version
or status, add a comment to the bug and someone will change it for you.)

Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled
these issues to this point.

The process we're following is outlined here:

We will be following the process here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this
doesn't happen again.
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 21:15:41 EDT
This bug has been in NEEDINFO for more than 30 days since feedback was
first requested. As a result we are closing it.

If you can reproduce this bug in the future against a maintained Fedora
version please feel free to reopen it against that version.

The process we're following is outlined here:
Comment 4 Peter Bieringer 2009-04-26 16:31:49 EDT
This problem still occurs in Fedora 10, pls. reopen the bug
Comment 5 Warren Togami 2009-04-26 21:55:34 EDT
The beep was one of several problems in Dell's firmware that lead me to return this machine.  I'm never leaving Thinkpad ever again.
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 05:13:35 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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