Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 73690
gnome changes x bell settings
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.5 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020809
Description of problem:
In my .Xclients file, I set several X settings, including:
xset b off
GNOME, however, turns the X bell back on. This is very irritating, as my
motherboard "beeps" through the sound card. No volume setting affects this
(except main volume), and it can't be disabled. The bell is very very LOUD.
Can GNOME please leave the X bell setting alone? It will normally be on unless
specifically disabled, so there should be no reason to change the setting.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. add "xset b off" to .Xclients, before 'gnome-session'
2. start emacs
3. hold the down arrow.
Actual Results: BEEP
Expected Results: Nothing. Nothing at all.
Go to Preferences->Keyboard and disable the bell. (If that doesn't work then
it's very much a bug.)
GNOME can't leave the bell alone because then you couldn't enable/disable it
from the GUI. If there's a GUI setting GNOME has to make the X server setting
the value set in the GUI.