Debian has a program called "beep" available, that lets you make the computer beep at whatever frequency or time you want. http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/beep
The problem that many people seem to have is that they don't want their computers to beep, so they complain about the beeps, and then the default gets set to things like pcspkr module getting blacklisted and other stuff that stops beeping, and unfortunately stops the beep program from working.
I want beep to work! I like being able to make the computer beep for various reasons. But I don't know all the things to check to figure out why it doesn't work, so I go for workarounds like getting wav files and playing them. I would much rather just get beep to work!
Does anybody know all the things that have to be checked to get beep to work? Already I've checked that the pcspkr module isn't blacklisted and is loaded, and checked the volume levels and muting using alsamixer. But still no beeps. How can I make my computers beep please?