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Don’t beep at me — turning off the console beep in unix shells (xterm)

Posted in Asides, Linux and Unix, Technology by engtech on May 28, 2006

This page on unix system administration has some quick tips on how to turn console beeps off under a variety of settings (console, xterm, different shells)

In a plain linux console (no graphical X11) you can turn the beep off with the command:

setterm -blength 0

When working under X11 (no matter if KDE, Gnome, XFCE, or … is used) you turn off the beep with:xset b off

lf378, SystemAdministration: LF Tip: Don't beep at me

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