[sf-lug] Turning off the bell in the X Window System

David Rosenstrauch darose at darose.net
Wed Jun 30 15:34:43 PDT 2010

On 06/30/2010 06:24 PM, John Magolske wrote:
> While using the Chrome browser and back-spacing through the url field,
> a loud BEEP is emitted when I hit the left end of the field. This
> becomes a significant annoyance when my laptop is plugged into a
> stereo and I get an incredibly annoying square wave coming though the
> speakers. For some reason this is proving to be a more challenging
> problem to solve that I thought it would be.
> I tried  `xset b off` and ` $ xset -b` to no avail.
> I'd really like to set up my machine so that it never makes any
> such beeping sound ever. Ok, well maybe when the battery is at a
> dangerously low level. I've accomplished this in the console with
> `setterm -blength 0`, and would like to do the same in X.
> This is Debian Linux, using the Fluxbox WM, on a ThinkPad X40.
> Any suggestions much appreciated,
> John

In a console, go into the alsamixer app, and turn off the beep or pc 
speaker channel.



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