Subject: Re: beeps replaced by static?
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Quentin Garnier <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/11/2005 16:55:36
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On Sun, Apr 10, 2005 at 08:20:51PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
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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=
> >> version.  I no longer hear beeps when I do, say, "echo ^G"; instead, I=
> >> hear a brief burst of static.  But sound card support is working; I ca=
> >=3D20
> >> play mp3s with no problem. =3D20
> >
> >Quoting UPDATING:
> >
> >20050325:
> >        pcppi(4) was separated in two devices, adding attimer(4).  Be su=
> >        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) dev=
> >        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.

Well, without a attimer(4) device, you get the default pitch.  On my
station, it is a usual value, but I guess on a laptop using the sound
card as a speaker, it can be different...

Quentin Garnier - -
"When I find the controls, I'll go where I like, I'll know where I want
to be, but maybe for now I'll stay right here on a silent sea."
KT Tunstall, Silent Sea, Eye to the Telescope, 2004.

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