no beep when using xfce4-terminal

killermoehre killermoehre at
Fri Jan 31 14:03:37 CET 2014

Am Fr 31 Jan 2014 13:21:10 CET schrieb Ralf Mardorf:
> Hi,
> on another mailing list somebody sent a request regarding to a beep,
> that's why I noticed that the beep doesn't work if I run printf "\a" and
> printf "\7" when using xfce4-terminal.
> Is it a bug/feature or something misconfigured on my machine?
>         -------- Forwarded Message --------
>         From: Ralf Mardorf
>         To: debian-user at
>         Subject: Re: making my Wheezy beep. How?
>         Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:04:55 +0100
>         Mailer: Evolution 3.10.3
>         JFTR on my Arch install printf "\a" and printf "\7" do not work when
>         running them in xfce4-terminal 0.6.3 but they cause a beep when using
>         MATE terminal 1.6.2 instead.
> Regards,
> Ralf


Could be following things:
- the pcspkr module is unloaded
- "beep" is muted in xfce4-mixer
Since beeping is one of the most annoying feature for many people 
(including me), the default is to disable it. MATE uses pulse audio, 
the settings there can vary.


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