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Sometimes, when no sound card and/or speakers are available, it can be handy to use PC internal speaker for notifications. Command-line interface to this feature can be installed with Pacman.
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Sometimes, when no sound card and/or speakers are available, it can be handy to use PC internal speaker for notifications.  
  
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==Installation==
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Command-line interface to this feature can be installed with Pacman.
 
  # pacman -S beep
 
  # pacman -S beep
  
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==Configuration==
 
By default, beep command can be run only root, but other users can be allowed to run it also, by changing permissions of the beep command.
 
By default, beep command can be run only root, but other users can be allowed to run it also, by changing permissions of the beep command.
  
 
  # chmod u+s /usr/bin/beep
 
  # chmod u+s /usr/bin/beep
  
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==Tips and Tricks==
 
While many people are happy with the traditional beep sound, some may like to change its properties a bit. The following example plays slighly higher and shorter sound and repeats it two times.
 
While many people are happy with the traditional beep sound, some may like to change its properties a bit. The following example plays slighly higher and shorter sound and repeats it two times.
  
 
  # beep -f 5000 -l 50 -r 2
 
  # beep -f 5000 -l 50 -r 2

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Sometimes, when no sound card and/or speakers are available, it can be handy to use PC internal speaker for notifications.

Installation

Command-line interface to this feature can be installed with Pacman.

# pacman -S beep

Configuration

By default, beep command can be run only root, but other users can be allowed to run it also, by changing permissions of the beep command.

# chmod u+s /usr/bin/beep

Tips and Tricks

While many people are happy with the traditional beep sound, some may like to change its properties a bit. The following example plays slighly higher and shorter sound and repeats it two times.

# beep -f 5000 -l 50 -r 2