Changing the frequency of that beeping sound

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Old 05-10-2002
Question Changing the frequency of that beeping sound

I was wondering how to change the frequency of the beeping sound to a more lower, 'darker' sound. The one I have now just drives me nuts.

I'm using Slackware 8.0 (Linux 2.4.5)

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Old 05-11-2002
Which beep?
What are you doing to cause it?
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Old 05-11-2002
The beep that comes from the computer itself and not from the speakers Smilie

For example when you press the down arrow while you're at the
prompt (if you haven't pressed the up-arrow) you'll hear it, there are a zillion more examples but I'm pretty sure you know what I mean ?
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Old 05-12-2002
Well, I didn't think this was possible before unless you modified your kernel and recompiled the whole thing (I think I read it's in console.c), but I found this page:
It's for an a seperate application, but opens up by saying that it's unneccesary if you have a kernel greater than or equal to 1.3.43, which you do.

I tried this on a Slackware 7.1.0 with kernel 2.2.16 (the default for this release) box:
echo -n "\\33[10;600]\\33[11;50]"

It echo's a blank line with no sound, but after that if you perform an action that would normally beep, the new altered sound appears instead. Cool trick really.
Try playing with it to see what you like, then add it to your .bash_profile to have it automatically switch every time you log in.

I believe it only work on the console, though...

Have fun!
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Old 05-13-2002
thanks a million ! Works great Smilie
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