Kill the System Beep

Here's how to stop that ruddy system beep every time the computer boots up.

As it happens, there are several solutions for Ubuntu users, depending on your setup, so I'll list the lot and at least one should work for your PC.

First up, navigate to System > Preferences > Sound, and uncheck "Play alert sounds"

You can try a reboot now. But disabling the PC speaker, in favor of using external speakers, can be more tricky.

Try by opening:-


sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf .. and appending the lines:-

blacklist pcspkr blacklist snd_pcsp

And reboot your Ubuntu PC when finished. If that doesn't cut it, open:-


sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf .. and add the lines:-

blacklist pcspkr blacklist snd_pcsp

Reboot the box again.

And if that doesn't work, as it didn't for me and you won't be messed with anymore, try opening the PC case and ripping out the bloody speaker wires. (I guarantee the last solution works :P )

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