Intercept "bell" signal and send it to a speaker using ALSA

Bug #230057 reported by Sebastien CELLES on 2008-05-13
This bug affects 2 people
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ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


The bell (when for example using backspace on a console) on a laptop computer is not active by default.
I think it should (or a least it should be possible to easily set it)
The following utility (xbelld) can do this quite easily

It can manage bell signal for apps running on top of a X server
Adding this package could be usefull

Unfortunately, for other apps (such as virtual console like CTRL+ALT+F1 (... +F6)
it doesn't work !

Best regards

Jeremy Nickurak (nickurak) wrote :

I'm using xkbevd for this purpose now.

My .xkb/ is as follows:

Bell() "!ogg123 -q <some ogg file> &"
Bell(ImAlive) ignore

Sebastien CELLES (s-cls) wrote :

Thanks, I think a good idea could be to set this by default because it's a better idea to have a sound instead of a bell in a desktop environment.
The problem should also be solved when user change from X to a console only environment.

I can confirm this bug because it happens to several users. Priority should be set to Wishlist. Thank you for reporting this bug!

Changed in ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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