We have a weird problem with two PC’s running SUSE 11.3. The built in PC speaker beeps every 2 seconds when you are typing.
One of the PC’s (an old celeron with intel graphics, 32 bit suse 11.3) has had this problem for at least a year but we don’t use the keyboard much. The other one is a Core i5 with nvidia graphics (suse 11.3 64 bit). This machine was fine until it was upgraded from suse 11.2 (with zypper dup).
It is like a torture and is driving us nuts. It only does this in X11 - text mode is fine. It’s probably something obvious but we are stumped. Any ideas anyone (other than disconnecting the speaker) ? Thanks.
There is no line referring to ‘Beep’ or ‘Bell’ in the xorg config.
The Xorg log file has this :
58.809] (II) config/udev: Adding input device PC Speaker (/dev/input/event4)
58.809] (EE) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
Which sounds odd to me as a speaker is an output device but then the PC which does not beep has this too.
For the moment, I am going to try the ‘hardware solution’ above as it looks like it will work…
On 2011-02-23 15:36, djlegge wrote:
> Everything in ‘system settings - accessability’ is turned off. I tried
> turning the beeps on here then off again but still the problem remians.
> Good idea though…
Try factory. If the problem remains, ask in the mail list, then bugzilla.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)
> There is no line referring to ‘Beep’ or ‘Bell’ in the xorg config.
> The Xorg log file has this :
> 58.809] (II) config/udev: Adding input device PC Speaker
> 58.809] (EE) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
> Which sounds odd to me as a speaker is an output device but then the
> PC which does not beep has this too.
> For the moment, I am going to try the ‘hardware solution’ above as it
> looks like it will work…
Have you tried Config Desktop → Hardware → Input Devices -->Keyboard
and see were the key click is set. Mine is all the way to left. You many
be hearing the key click, not really a Beep.
Thanks for the answers.
The key click slider is all the way to the left and doesn’t seem to affect the beep.
top shows no processes using more than 0.4% CPU and the load average is practically 0.
There is one thing that does work :
modprobe -r pcspkr