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

  • 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
    – 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.


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

The upstream page is here

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