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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 4:46 pm    Post subject: console beeps? Reply with quote

Is there any way to get gentoo PPC to deliver actual console beeps from a livecd's basic commandline? I want my G3 to be able to BEEP to tell me it's done compiling a kernel rather than me having to check it every 5 minutes.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does
Code:
(make bzImage modules  &&  make modules_install && echo -e "\a" )

work from the LiveCD?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

echo -e '\a' was the first thing I tried. No dice.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure that the beeps are piped through the regular sound device. Since the LiveCD doesn't have sound support, I don't think it will work.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Corona688 are you running on a Desktop machine, or a Laptop?
AFAIK, a desktop-machine has a separate speaker ("PC speaker") on
the mother-board, that is not controlled by the sound card.
(E.g, ALSA has nothing to do with it).

In contrast, on my laptop machine, there appears to be only one
speaker, which is simultaneously the PC speaker, and the
sound-card speaker.

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When running the LiveCD, can you access a version of emerge and
then
Code:
emerge -a  app-misc/beep

? If so, does /usr/bin/beep make a beep?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gentsquash: He's asking about a Mac, which doesn't have a PC speaker.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah. Is it the case that the "PPC" or the "G3" of the O.P's
message means "Macintosh"?

Is /usr/bin/beep doomed to failure? Perhaps I mis-reamember; I
thought that /usr/bin/beep worked on my laptop machine, even when
the sound-system was disabled.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PPC is short for the Power PC Processor, which is commonly found in Macs. The G3 is a type of PPC. Although there are a few non-Apple G3 systems (Like the Pegasos I) he's probably speaking about a Mac. The beep command does work on Macs, but only if they've got sound working as well (at least in my experience).
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