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you should also unmute the Beep channel using {{Codeline|alsamixer}}.
You should also unmute the Beep channel using {{Codeline|alsamixer}}.
  $ alsamixer
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Notes: please use the first argument of the template to provide more detailed indications. (Discuss in Talk:Beep#)

Beep is an advanced PC speaker beeping program. It is useful for situations where no sound card and/or speakers are available, and simple audio notification is desired.


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

# pacman -S beep


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

# chmod 4755 /usr/bin/beep

You should also unmute the Beep channel using Template:Codeline.

$ alsamixer

you may need to press Template:Keypress and select your card. scroll to the Beep channel using the arrow keys and press Template:Keypress to unmute the channel. notice that the "MM" label below the channel will change to "00". you can also use Template:Keypress to increase the volume of the channel.

press Template:Keypress to close alsamixer.

you can also save your settings to ALSA Mixer to make it permanent:

# alsactl -f /var/lib/alsa/asound.state store

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

See also