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How to use (internal) PC speaker instead of external speakers for the "tput bel" sound? Which parameters should I change?

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  • possible duplicate of Enable System Beep in Ubuntu Mar 8, 2011 at 15:21
  • @Dennis and the original poster: It may depend on the distro.
    – oKtosiTe
    Mar 8, 2011 at 16:02
  • This may also be kernel dependent - I don't have a pcspkr module under 2.6.37.1...
    – new123456
    Mar 9, 2011 at 11:58
  • To get the internal speaker to work, you need to load the module, but I believe it has been renamed to snd_spkr from pcspkr. To get the internal speaker to catch the regular PC speaker signal, there might very well be some OS specific setting. Apr 2, 2012 at 7:38

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Check your BIOS settings. If the pcspeaker is disabled there, as it is often the case, you won't hear anything no matter what.

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Debian has the 'beep' package. It beeps the speaker, no soundcard needed.

The upstream page is here

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