I am using a laptop and I have the sound muted but when in settings and I press backspace while search something it beeps loudly and I can’t find a way to turn it off.

  • Does the beeping stop after you stop pressing backspace? – Jeff Schaller Nov 29 '19 at 21:01
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    You can either disable the Terminal bell in your terminal settings or remove the pcspkr driver using modprobe -r pcspkr – Valentin Bajrami Nov 29 '19 at 21:08
  • how do i get to the terminal settings – Tyler Nov 29 '19 at 21:17

I was looking to find a solution to this problem to turn off the beep in cherrytree note editor.

Editing inputrc did not work, but thanks to this post: https://sleeplessbeastie.eu/2012/12/28/debian-how-to-turn-off-the-system-bell/ I managed to turn off the PC speaker beep:

  1. create the file /etc/modprobe.d/pcspkr-blacklist.conf
  2. add the following line: blacklist pcspkr
  3. sudo depmod -a
  4. sudo update-initramfs -u
  5. reboot

The beeping comes by default from Kali Linux and it has many reasons why it beeps. One way to turn it off, is by opening a terminal and write: gedit /etc/inputrc you have to find a line which tells # set bell-style none you have to remove that hashtag, save it and it should work

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