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How to turn off annoying system beep in Debian

I wanted to write this blog post because it seems like everyone posts only one way to get that infernal system beep to go away in Debian. That of course would be to run ‘rmmod pcspkr’ to remove the pcspkr module right away and add ‘blacklist pcspkr’ to the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist or /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf file. More here

One Response to “How to turn off annoying system beep in Debian” »

  1. Comment by Jack — October 8, 2011 @ 6:26 am


    finally got rid of all beeps thanks to this one simple fix. So it seems that the PC beep takes no volume orders from alsa
    but does listen to a mute command.
    I found you can also run

    $ amixer set “PC Beep” off

    to the same effect. Obviously replacing “off” with “on” switches it back on, so you can put the two commands in a script/alias/keyboard shortcut or whatever and if you find you actually need this ear-piercing, nerve-jangling, insomniating but arguably-vaguely-useful beep, you can switch it on and off quite easily.

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