On Sun, 2006-02-26 at 11:23 -0800, John Cole wrote:
I'm trying to get the internal mono sound speaker to work on
Aopen MiniPC. I get sound from the external jack but none from the
Scouring the web, I have performed the modprobe pcpskr and gotten it
to appear in a lsmod after a reboot. I have made sure it is not muted
and the volume is up (among many other combinations :-) )
The documentation seems to indicate that the internal speaker is a
mono sound channel, so I don't know if it is supposed to use pcspkr or
I don't know what the "mono" volume control does (I can't get any
from it on my PCs). If you want the PC speaker/beeper to sound off
through the sound card, it'll need to be plugged into it somehow. Some
sound cards have a header to connect the PC speaker to it, and it's then
controlled by a "speaker" volume control.
I'm not so sure this is a good idea, though. Most Linux things don't
play with the speaker, if they produce a sound they play an audio file
through the sound system. The BIOS uses the beeper for important things
like overheat or fan-stuck warnings, you really do want such alerts to
be heard, not silenced by your audio mixer settings.
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