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SubjectRe: PC speaker beeps in 2.6.30?
Frans Pop wrote:
> Michael Tokarev wrote:
>> Am I the only concerned about this? My 2.6.30 is still
>> silent w.r.t. old good PC speaker beeps, and I wasn't
>> able to make it to produce any sound. Yes, as pointed
>> out by others there is a control now, in alsa,
> Did you actually try compiling a kernel without CONFIG_SND_HDA_INPUT_BEEP
> set? If you do, does your PC speaker work again?

Yes it works. Even with CONFIG_SND_HDA_INPUT_BEEP set,
but without the module loaded. See all the details at

> If it does work again, I don't think there is a bug, at least not in the
> fact that the old PC speaker beep no longer works: if you have a HDA
> soundcard in the system _and_ the driver is loaded _and_
> CONFIG_SND_HDA_INPUT_BEEP is set, then it seems logical to me that that
> takes over system beeps.
> The fact that the config option also existed in 2.6.29 but did not work
> the same seems a minor issue to me.

Original issue was that I didn't know what to do.

> If it really does sound bad, maybe the ALSA developers could look into
> that, but you will have to describe it better (or maybe make a
> recording?).

There was another, unrelated bug, fixed for 2.6.31-tobe.


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