Subject: Re: beeps replaced by static?
To: Quentin Garnier <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/10/2005 20:20:51
In message <>, Quentin Garnier writes:
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>On Sun, Apr 10, 2005 at 07:57:55PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>> I recently upgraded my laptop from a 20 February kernel to a 5 April=20
>> version.  I no longer hear beeps when I do, say, "echo ^G"; instead, I=20
>> hear a brief burst of static.  But sound card support is working; I can=
>> play mp3s with no problem. =20
>Quoting UPDATING:
>        pcppi(4) was separated in two devices, adding attimer(4).  Be sure
>        to add a config line for an attimer(4) device in your kernel
>        configuration, or you won't be able to set the pitch of the beep
>        with wsconsctl.  Also, it is advised to attach both devices the
>        same way (i.e., both on isa or both on acpi) or the pcppi(4) device
>        may fail to find the attimer(4) one.

I saw that and ignored it, since I'm not trying to set the pitch.  I'll 
give it a try.

		--Prof. Steven M. Bellovin,