I newly installed xfce on Arch Linux. xfce makes a beep noise every time I press the delete button or backspace, which is really annoying. How can I disable this?
I tried un-commenting
set bell-style none, but that didn't work.
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This Arch Wiki page lists all the options to disable PC speaker (beep) very nicely: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PC_speaker
For instance, as mentioned by @SauceMcBoss, you can set:
xset b off) to disable it in Xorg (which will solve your problem). To make the change permanent, add this line to either your
Or, to disable the PC speaker globally within one session, the
pcspkr kernel module can be unloaded with:
To prevent its loading by
udev at boot, you can blacklist it in a
.conf file in
/etc/modprobe.d/. For instance:
echo "blacklist pcspkr" > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
I've tried every single thing in this article, and more, and none of them worked. Sure some disabled the system beep for the terminal application, but all of the OS-related beeps were still on.
What finally worked? Finding and renaming the dang sound file (and logging out and back in of my X session).
I renamed the above to "bell2.ogg".
Now I can use my computer without wanting to flip my desk over.
Who the hell thought a super loud beep every time you pressed a key was a good idea? It's like some sort of weird psychological torture.
Note, this will probably revert itself if the
ubuntu-sounds package requires an upgrade, and you'll need to re-move the file off.