Re: Darn 'beep' stoped working after installing Stretch in place of Jessie
- Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2017 08:29:35 -0400
- From: RavenLX <ravenlx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Darn 'beep' stoped working after installing Stretch in place of Jessie
On 08/02/2017 10:38 AM, davidson@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Mon, 31 Jul 2017, Juan R. de Silva wrote:
I installed (fresh install instead of an upgrade) Debian Stretch on my
The installation is full success without any problem except a little
'beep' does not produce a sound neither from CLI nor from a bash
scripts. I had
Jessie installed on the same laptop before and it worked just fine.
I checked everything I possibly could: pcspkr module loaded, alsa does
any muted channels, tried to use it as a user and as a root. No clue
why it does
not work any longer in Strech.
Possibly the following excerpt from https://github.com/johnath/beep/
applies. (TLDR: Skip to the end, read the last three quoted lines.)
| A note about ioctl
| What this means is that root can always make beep work (to the best
| of my knowledge!), and that any local user can make beep work, BUT a
| non-root remote user cannot use beep in it's natural state.
Amazingly, I tried 'sudo beep' in Konsole and it worked! So this is not
going to be a problem for my script because some items in the script use
sudo anyway. I'll just do that with beep as well.