Kernel 2.6.18-1.2200 beeps too often

Sean Bruno sean.bruno at
Wed Oct 18 13:56:45 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-10-18 at 12:47 +0100, Leo wrote:
> Hi there,
> Following the kernel update in FC5, a few people (including me) have
> noticed that their computers beep almost everywhere.
> The culprit is kernel module pcspkr, which is loaded in Kernel
> 2.6.18-1.2200.
> Thanks,
> -- 
> Leo

I noted that this can be alleviated by excuting 'xset b off' ... This
seems to be a new 'feature' of this kernel ... anyone else think it's
annoying or is it useful to others?

I would vote to turn it off, but I'm fine with it if others find it


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