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Make noise on Ubuntu 18.04 without internet

I have an Ubuntu machine that currently has no internet connection. I want to set it up so it makes a sound when internet comes back. I'm not sure this machine has a PC speaker, but there is a ...
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How to control when `less` rings the (audio or “visual”) bell

less gives alerts by ringing the bell (by default) or flashing the display (called the "visual bell," when using the -q or -Q option). Some common situations where it emits this alert are trying to ...
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Turn off terminal bell in man pages and less

I'm wondering if there's a way to turn off the terminal bell for terminal applications such as man and less, e.g. when you're already at the top of the file/man page and press "k" to attempt to scroll ...
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disable beep/bell notification from irssi when terminal in focus?

In irssi, it is easy to enable bells on notifications (mentions, or direct messages) with the following command: /SET beep_msg_level MSGS HILIGHT DCCMSGS However; this does just that. It sends beeps ...
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Visual bell/flash when not in terminal

Thanks to chepner's answer here about visible bells I have made an alias for apt-get {update,upgrade,dist-upgrade} to visually notify when the task is complete apt-get update && apt-get ...
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Disable beeping in lightdm

When typing backspace in an empty password box in lightdm, noisy beep sound comes out. Is there a way to mute this beeping?
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How do I make a terminal beep when user input is required?

For example I run a command to update my system and that takes a while . I would like to hear a sound when my input is required to reenter my password or confirm something. I am using Zsh on Arch. ...
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Flash terminator tab on process exit or completion

Any idea how to "flash" the terminator tabs on process completion? I was looking over terminator_config and set the visible_bell = True but it didn't seem to do what I wanted.
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How to play simple notes like a ding-dang sound in terminal

I have written a few scripts to be run under a bash environment. I would like to play a sound after certain commands are executed or results are ready. This could be something like a chime, a bell or ...
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is it possible to change the beep sound , using Linux shell script command

I am using this command to beep tput bel echo -e "\a" I need to change the beep tone with some tone using some other command.
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How can convert characters into characters that'll produce beep noises?

I'm new to Linux and have recently started working on my very first (very simple) project - a morse code generator. I've been able to get the translation working, and now I want to take the next step. ...
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IRSSI: Disable bell on activity in certain channel

I use IRSSI (Win 8.1 x64 + cygwin + SSH to remote host, sometimes via putty instead of cygwin) and it's configured to flash taskbar button whenever there's activity in any channel or private chat. ...
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How to disable beep tone in xfce when the delete button is pressed?

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-...
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How to configure the system in order to be able to hear the sound of the \a escape character?

I read that if I execute: echo -e "\a" a sound emerges, but I executed this command several times and no sound happened.
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Why does the bell character have a limit?

If I repeatedly execute echo -e "\a" it will only sound on regular intervals rather than every time I execute the command. I've tried shortening the duration using xset but this doesn't seem to ...
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twm (Tab Window Manager): disabling keyboard bell

I would like to disable the keyboard bell in twm (Tab Window Manager). How do I do that?
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How to turn off the beep only in bash tab-complete

I find the beep useful for some things, so I only want to turn it off for tab completion (I'm not asking how to completely turn it off, that has already been answered in a different question on ...
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How to disable the system beep of LMDE?

I got annoyed with the system beep of Linux Mint Debian Edition when I login or logout. I have found some solutions like: echo "blacklist pcspkr" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist but it didn'...
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Turn off beep of Xorg

How should I disable beep permanently? I know xset b off can do this, but what's the corresponding option in xorg.conf? Or any other way to do this?
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Screen blinks when unauthorized action is attempted

I'm running Fedora 16. When I'm using vim or the terminal and I mistakenly direct the cursor to an inaccessible place, eg when the cursor is all the way to the top or left of the screen, the whole ...
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Is there a way to beep when tail -F stops to fetch new results?

A few days ago I asked Is there a way to make tail -F beep? Now I want to know if there is any way to use *nix utilities, to beep when a tail -F stops returning new lines for a while! I know, I ...
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Is there a way to make tail -F beep?

Is there a way to make tail -F or less beep (ring the bell in a terminal) when new data comes in (a new line is added to the file). Or is there any other unix utility to do this on a linux or mac.
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How can I have screen transmit an audible bell produced in a background window?

I managed to replace the audible bell by a visual clue in the active window, but for background windows, can I get an audible bell instead of a visual notification ?
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How can I get weechat to signal gnome-terminal on a highlight?

When using a terminal based client like weechat, weechat does not signal the terminal letting the user know that they have been highlighted. How can this be done? I would like my terminal to blink ...
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How can I disable bells/visualbells in vim?

How can I disable bells/visualbells in vim? I've tried: set noeb set novb .. but nothing has changed afaik. Just to be clear, I'm referring to the visual bell I get in vim when I do something that ...