Subject: Re: beeps replaced by static?
To: Quentin Garnier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 04/11/2005 10:58:09
In message <20050411145536.GA18253@gallia.cubidou.net>, Quentin Garnier writes:
>> >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=
>> >> play mp3s with no problem. =3D20
>> >Quoting UPDATING:
>> > 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...
Indeed it was -- the fix solved the problem. It might pay to update
--Prof. Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb