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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.
 
 
 
==Installation==
 
Command-line interface to this feature can be installed with Pacman.
 
# pacman -S beep
 
 
 
==Configuration==
 
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 {{Ic|alsamixer}}.
 
 
 
$ alsamixer
 
 
 
you may need to press {{keypress|F6}} and select your card. scroll to the Beep channel using the arrow keys and press {{keypress|M}} to unmute the channel. notice that the "MM" label below the channel will change to "00". you can also use {{keypress|↑}} to increase the volume of the channel.
 
 
 
press {{Keypress|Esc}} 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==
 
*[[Advanced Linux Sound Architecture]]
 

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