Help: have system bell as root, but not as user

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Fri Aug 24 19:19:18 BST 2007

On Friday 24 August 2007, David wrote:
> When I have a konsole in root and I press backspace, I hear the beep. But
> not with a konsole as user.
> In KDE control centre, I have not to substitute system bell for root. For
> user, none of the two possibilities (substitute or not substitute) work. In
> kmix, speaker is not muted.
> Finally, I am not sure if it is a problem of only KDE, because when
> booting, I have gdm and I do not hear the beep I used to hear on gdm.

Hmm, if you login as your normal user and, in a Konsole session, do
% su -
to get a root shell, do you get beeps?

(i.e. testing if this is a difference in the shell's environment)


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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