[wellylug] Non-console Beep for linux ?

David Antliff dave.antliff at paradise.net.nz
Sun Sep 18 10:19:06 NZST 2005

On Sun, 18 Sep 2005, Tony Wills wrote:
> Thanks for that, but "beep" is using the console device or the tty device 
> etc, I want something that can tweek the built in speaker on a headless 
> system that doesn't have a vga card, and the console if any is on a serial 
> line.  But I don't want the serial console/tty to beep, I want the built in 
> speaker to beep!  So I probably want some naughty program that pokes directly 
> at the hardware, or presumably there is a BIOS ROM function that beeps (but 
> then does Linux use any BIOS functions?).

Well, there's a PC speaker driver in the kernel source that's deselected 
by default. Perhaps you could use that?

Let me know if you feel you need some help invoking the driver. I have a 
bit of spare time this morning.


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