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Date:	Sat, 6 Oct 2007 10:55:36 +0100
From:	Alan Cox <>
To:	Andrew Morton <>
Cc:	Jan Engelhardt <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] vc bell config

On Fri, 5 Oct 2007 17:00:11 -0700
Andrew Morton <> wrote:

> On Fri, 5 Oct 2007 13:55:52 +0200 (CEST)
> Jan Engelhardt <> wrote:
> > 
> > It is already possible to deactivate the vc bell on a per-tty basis,
> > by using echo -en "\e[11;0]", but this is reset on reset(1).
> > 
> > This adds a sysfs parameter to globally control the vc bell, as well
> > as sysfs parameters for default pitch and duration.
> > 
> Why do we need this?  To fix the stupid-app-makes-my-box-beep problem, I
> guess.  Is there no other way of suppressing the beep? (no jokes about wire
> cutters or earplugs, please).

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