Sunday, August 15, 2010

Disabling the buzz

I just installed openSUSE 11.3 on my desktop computer, and I have to say it's pretty much awesome. Almost everything has worked straight out of the box, including my Wacom graphics tablet and my wireless card. One thing that's been annoying me is that whenever I make a mistake (such as trying to delete some text that isn't there), my computer makes the most almighty buzz. Or maybe it could be described as a belch. It's pretty horrible, however you describe it, and makes me jump out of my skin every time. I think it's supposed to be the System Bell.

I spent some time trying to work out how to stop this, and eventually managed to stop it by doing this: I opened up KMix, clicked on the 'Mixer' button to bring up the full mixer. The selected tab was HDA Intel, and I clicked on Settings > Configure Channels, and then dragged the item called 'Beep' from 'Available channels' to 'Visible channels' and clicked OK. Then I muted the Beep channel.

I just thought I'd post that in case anyone else has a similar problem and is searching for a solution some time in the future.


Wintermute said...

Perfect... my ears are much happier now. Thanks for sharing and best regards from sunny Munich!

jospoortvliet said...

He, I blacklisted the kernel module for the pc speaker (pcspkr) ;-)