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Console beeps / PC speaker on/off

How to turn the annoying pc-speaker beeps on and off

  1. Xfree
  2. Console

1. Xfree

In Xfree you can turn the PC-speaker bell on and off with the xset commands option b - manual page


  xset b off

2. Console

To turn off the pc speaker on console mode use setterm with the argument blength - manual page

Example (turns it off):

  setterm -blength 0

thanks to igu

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