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Anoying "biip" sound when turning on and off pc [Solved]

Postby altairz » Wed May 12, 2010 17:06

When I turn off my computer, this sound comes. Also when I come to the login menu when I start up.

Before I have opened the blacklist.conf and added "blacklist pcspkr" in a own line. This have worked before with sabayon 5.0. But it didn't seem to work with 5.2.

Here is the sound I'm talking about:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhExp1WRwYA

How can I remove this sound?
Last edited by altairz on Mon May 17, 2010 15:25, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Anoying "biip" sound when turning on and off pc

Postby dexter » Fri May 14, 2010 10:09

Just tick the speaker off :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Anoying "biip" sound when turning on and off pc

Postby altairz » Fri May 14, 2010 17:18

dexter wrote:Just tick the speaker off :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Yeah, and what if I want to listen to music or something? :P
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Re: Anoying "biip" sound when turning on and off pc

Postby Stupot » Fri May 14, 2010 20:57

The 'biip" sound you are hearing is coming from your motherboard and not through your speakers, correct?

That can be disabled via motherboard settings or physically unplugging the right wire to your motherboard...

If this sound beeps before the kernel is even loaded or before grub is loaded, then you will need to change it via the motherboard settings as no linux settings have taken effect yet.
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Re: Anoying "biip" sound when turning on and off pc

Postby altairz » Fri May 14, 2010 21:20

Stupot wrote:The 'biip" sound you are hearing is coming from your motherboard and not through your speakers, correct?

That can be disabled via motherboard settings or physically unplugging the right wire to your motherboard...

If this sound beeps before the kernel is even loaded or before grub is loaded, then you will need to change it via the motherboard settings as no linux settings have taken effect yet.


Not realy sure where it comes from, but I think they come from the speakers. Cause when I turn of the sound on the speakers, the sound disappear. Can it still be from the motherboard then? if so, how do I change the motherboard settings?

Someone sugested that I might could turn off the sound in the preferences in the login manager. But he didn't know how to do it in sabayon. Could he be right about this?
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Re: Anoying "biip" sound when turning on and off pc

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Fri May 14, 2010 23:08

How precisely are you blacklisting the pcspkr module, because the old way of doing it was in /etc/modules.d/ but the current way of doing it is in /etc/modprobe.d/?

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# echo "blacklist pcspkr" >>/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
# update-modules

and then look in /etc/modprobe.conf to see if the module is blacklisted and, if it is, reboot and use:

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lsmod

to check that the module is not loaded this time.
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Re: Anoying "biip" sound when turning on and off pc

Postby altairz » Fri May 14, 2010 23:51

Fitzcarraldo wrote:How precisely are you blacklisting the pcspkr module, because the old way of doing it was in /etc/modules.d/ but the current way of doing it is in /etc/modprobe.d/?

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# echo "blacklist pcspkr" >>/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
# update-modules

and then look in /etc/modprobe.conf to see if the module is blacklisted and, if it is, reboot and use:

Code: Select all
lsmod

to check that the module is not loaded this time.


I did the two first commands, and then used gedit to look in "/etc/modprobe.conf", but the file was empty.
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Re: Anoying "biip" sound when turning on and off pc

Postby wolfden » Sat May 15, 2010 5:40

did you do it as root?

errors reported running them?
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Re: Anoying "biip" sound when turning on and off pc

Postby altairz » Sat May 15, 2010 10:37

wolfden wrote:did you do it as root?

errors reported running them?


Yes, I did everything as root. And no errors was reported.
But I tried to do it again, and when I then typed in "update-modules", I got this message:

"* Warning: /etc/modprobe.conf has not been automatically generated
* Use "update-modules force" to force (re)generation"

Then I typed in "update-modules force", and got this message:

"* Warning: /etc/modprobe.conf has not been automatically generated
* --force specified, (re)generating file anyway
* Updating modules.conf...
* Updating modules.dep..."

Any other ideas on how to move this sound?
It was so easy with the 5.0 version, why have it been so hard now?
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Re: Anoying "biip" sound when turning on and off pc

Postby altairz » Mon May 17, 2010 15:24

Finnaly found the solution! :D So here is what I did:

# echo "blacklist snd_pcsp" >>/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
# update-modules

First I tried to blacklist "pcspkr", but it dosn't work for the new kernels. Is seems that from kernel 2.6.27, the "pcspkr" have changed the name to "snd_pcsp".

So if you run those two commands as root, the sound should be removed, as long as you have kernel 2.6.27 or newer. If you have an older kernel, you probably have to change "snd_pcsp" to "pcspkr".
And you have to restart, in order for the changes to take effect.
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