Hugh Newbury illuminated uk.comp.os.linux by typing:
> I've installed 8.10 on a laptop. It all works fine, but it insists on
> bleeping at some point in the boot up and in the shutting down too. It
> makes me jump.
> The volume is at zero: I can't stand being subjected to noises. But the
> bleep takes no notice of the vol level.
> How can I turn off the bleep, please?
It sounds like a BIOS setting to me.
ESC, F2, or the reqired key (depending on the BIOS) at boot may give
you an option to disable it.
Look for an entry like "enable system beeps" and if that doesn't
exist, you can disable any entries that look like "error reporting".
I used to have it on a Phoenix BIOS many moons ago and there was no
option to disable it.
I ended up having to destroy the on board beeper with a screwdriver. ;-)
And the back of his anorak was leaping up and down, and people were
chucking money to him. I said 'Do you earn a living doing that?' He
said 'Yes, this is my livelihood.'