echo -e '\a' fails on Ubuntu 10.10

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Sat Dec 4 20:37:11 MST 2010

On Sat, 4 Dec 2010 20:26:16 -0700
Nicholas Leippe <nick at> wrote:

> If it works as root, is it a permissions thing?

Good point on logging in as root. I logged in on the console as my
regular user, and it beeps correctly there.

> Can you play sounds via other applications?


> Does your user need to be added to the "sound"
> or "audio" group?

I shouldn't think so, considering I can get other noises, e.g.
audio, Skype's startup & conversation. There is no sound group, but the
audio group is:


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