Feature changed by: Felix Miata (mrmazda)
Feature #311089, revision 6
Title: Disable system bell by default if sound card is installed
openSUSE Distribution: Unconfirmed
Requested by: Pieter De Decker (pdedecker)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org
One of the first things I do after installing openSUSE is disabling the
system bell by adding this to ~/.inputrc:
set bell-style none
Its volume is needlessly high. The bell scares the hell outta me
whenever it creeps up because I backspaced too much on the command
My suggestion: disable the system bell by default, unless no sound card
Business case (Partner benefit):
: It's a simple fix for something that has been bugging me
#1: Jimmy Berry (boombatower) (2011-01-19 22:57:33)
Too many times I have used my openSUSE laptop at college or other
public places and during the middle of a class my computer would spew
forth a series of extremely loud beeps. Useless and extremely
#2: Daniel Lee (erget) (2011-01-23 13:51:23)
Yes, I have the same problem and would love this fix!
#3: Georg Stillfried (theschorsch) (2015-01-04 11:27:36)
In my case, it has been annoying when using TightVNC to connect to my
workplace's computer at night with all sound turned off and suddenly
loud beeps coming out of the PC speaker because I hit backspace once
too much in MATLAB.
#4: hisam hisam (xikyu46) (2015-06-27 06:33:02)
i have same problem. Sometime when i using headset/earphone it make me
shocked because the sound is loud
+ #5: Felix Miata (mrmazda) (2015-06-27 06:57:56)
+ Just because the motherboard has a sound chip doesn't mean speakers are
+ connected, or turned on, or wanted. Practically all motherboards have
+ sound chips any more. When something bad happens, sound is good.
+ Otherwise, I want my puter to be quiet.