Can I suppress the beep from XFCE on logging out?

Alan Mackenzie acm at
Tue Oct 20 22:42:32 CEST 2015

Hello, Ralf.

On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 09:17:07PM +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:

> > On 20.10.2015, at 20:30, Renaud (Ron) OLGIATI wrote:
> > On Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:34:00 +0000, Alan Mackenzie wrote:
> >> Is there a setting with which I can suppress this beep?  (Yes, I had a
> >> look around the <settings> menu.)  If not, would it be possible,
> >> perhaps, to build in such a setting for the next release?

> > Find the beep sound file, and replace it with a link to /dev/null ?

> The OP likely hears the bell (printf "\a"), possibly produced by the
> piezoelectric buzzer of a tower PC. If so, then no sound file is used.
> However, even if the bell should be produced by a sound file, then
> removing it would disable it for other usage too.

Yes, it's a beep to my PC case's loudspeaker.

> $ sudo modprobe -r pcspkr

> does disable the beep completely, but perhaps this isn't wanted.

Actually, I've got pcspkr compiled in to my kernel (I don't use
modules), but you're right - I wouldn't want to disable the thing

> Regards,
> Ralf
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Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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