Produce beeps using soundcard

Vaclav Haisman V.Haisman@sh.cvut.cz
Thu Feb 13 22:04:00 GMT 2003


> I don't like to introduce lots of unnecessary decision points into a
> product.  It increases support and it increases code complexity.
This patch is literally few lines long. I doubt it adds much complexity.
>
> Once again, how does linux handle this scenario?  You don't do a
> "export LINUX=linbeep" to get linux to use the soundcard.
>
> cgf
>
I know only about one way how to do this in GNU/Linux. It is this
ftp://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/kernel/patches/misc/modreq_beep.tgz kernel
module and user space daemon that gets notified whenever there is a beep
pending. IMHO this is much more complex than my patch. If you don't like using
new CYGWIN option I can make it registry value but I think that that is still
more complex than this patch.

Vaclav Haisman



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