How do set my Fedora 21 to beep?

asked 2015-04-07 19:03:38 -0500

updated 2015-04-08 00:25:51 -0500

I've been trying to make my system beep but just can't find the solution, I've tried:

    modprobe pcspkr
    yum install beep
    echo -ne "\007"
    echo -ne "\a"
    echo -e "\a"
    echo -e \\a
    echo -en "\a" > /dev/tty10
    echo -e "\a" > /dev/console
    rmmod pcspkr
    modprobe snd-pcsp


nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

# low-quality, just noise when being used for sound playback, causes
# hangs at desktop session start (Ubuntu: #246969)
# blacklist snd_pcsp

What if I'm running clamscan and the program runs the bell(as I've seen), how do set it to actually ring? What if I write a shell-script and it is suppose to ring the bell? what if the bell is suppose to ring?

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Yum doesn't show any package named bell. What repo does it come from?

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-04-07 21:01:53 -0500 )edit

@sideburns Sorry about that, I meant to say beep, I've edited my question.

somethingSomething gravatar imagesomethingSomething ( 2015-04-08 00:26:42 -0500 )edit

Thank you. I've just installed and tried it:

Could not open /dev/tty0 or /dev/vc/0 for writing
open: No such file or directory


sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-04-08 01:12:17 -0500 )edit

Read over the IOCTL WACKINESS section of man beep. As far as I can tell, it isn't useful for modern applications...

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2015-04-08 01:20:32 -0500 )edit

Thank you; I wonder if it would work from an at job when nobody's logged in. (In suid mode, of course.)

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-04-08 02:46:52 -0500 )edit