[nSLUG] (1) X dies on return from VT switch (2) No beep

Ben Armstrong synrg at sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca
Tue Jun 2 13:49:31 ADT 2009

On Tue, 2 Jun 2009 12:29:17 -0300
Baha Baydar <bbaydar at gmail.com> wrote:
> Many machines don't ship with an internal speaker/buzzer these days
> and don't route the audio from the speaker pins on the mobo to the
> sound card. My suggestion would be to crack open the case and find out
> if you A) have a speaker/buzzer B) where the pins/header for the
> speaker are so you can hook one up and/or wire it to your sound card.

The Asus Eee PC is one such machine.  Solved in the linux kernel
2.6.30 prereleases. We now have a Beep channel in the hda_intel alsa
driver (introduced in alsa 1.0.19, i think) that synthesizes the beep
through the sound card.  Check latest version of alsa for your
hardware, perhaps?

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