echo -e '\a' fails on Ubuntu 10.10

Jessie Adan Morris jessie at
Sat Dec 4 12:49:34 MST 2010

I would check the Gnome settings for sound and make sure that system bell is enabled.

Charles Curley <charlescurley at> wrote:

>I have other sounds, such as audio output and the beeps in the sound
>effects portion of the sound preferences control app.
>I do not get any sound with the command echo -e '\a' either in gnome
>terminal or terminator. Nor do I get any sound when I do things that
>should cause a bell in emacs.
>I installed the pcspkr kernel module to no avail.
>I can find lots of advice on the net on how to turn the thing off. I
>want to turn it on.
>Any thoughts on how to turn those sounds on?
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