[Solved] Loud beep at shutdown

It worked! Thanks. I was going mad with that awful beeb… :sweat_smile:


You’re welcome :smiley:

You too @Bryanpwo :smiley: :point_down:

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Indeed it works! Thank you so much!

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I also have a beep at Cinnamon during the shutdown on my Lenovo desktop. I switched to Xfce, but the situation hasn’t changed. This was the case after today’s systemd update, although the two may have nothing to do with each other. Linux Mint doesn’t have this beep, and if I have time, I’ll see if there is a beep during shutdown for openSUSE Tumbleweed as well.
It looks like this disturbing beep will also occur when shutting down or restarting when using Gnome.

This doesn’t occur on my end:
GNOME on Arch and also on Fedora

Both systems fully updated, with Fedora’s edge bleeding a bit more than Arch’s :sweat_smile:

Fedora: mutter >> 42.1-2
Arch  : mutter >> 42.1-1

On most desktop computers, the ‘pcspkr’ is a peizo speaker. Since I build all my desktops, I never install a ‘pcspkr’ piezo speaker. So no problem here.



There is no beep during shutdown on my test laptop after today’s package update.

Not all computers have beepers :wink:

This is also true.

I have noticed that. My girlfriend has a HP laptop with EOS KDE Plasma installed on it and she don’t have to suffer any beeps… :wink:

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My DELL laptop had that freaking beeper so loud i nearly suffered a heart attack :rofl:


KDE goes retro :stuck_out_tongue:

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As mentioned by @zoli62 the beep is, probably, caused by the systemd update. I installed Xfce on another machine and it has that beep too at shutdown.
So, perhaps we’re blaming KDE without any good reason :wink:


But I have 2 other laptops both Acer with XFCE and they don’t have that beep. So if it’s not KDE related problem it can’t be systemd either… :thinking:

Perhaps they don’t use that speaker component?


Could be. So I’m glad that I have 2 laptops without that horrible beep… :rofl:

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Everything has beeped here exept a Windowze laptop. KDE is running on the good ones, and beepis taken care of.

The “operating system that should not be mentioned” updates at the worst possible time instead. I’d rather take a beep that can be fixed, than that.

Apparently this PC beeper thing is caused by systemd 251:

Something to do with “wall messages”, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen that:

The system is going down for poweroff NOW!

For me, I do like to beep the PC speaker in shell scripts. Maybe even pretend it’s an old Windows NT machine :smile:

beep -f 440 -l 100
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Horrible! :rofl:


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Then it is not us users who are stupid, but the problem really exists. I guess I’m not the only one because of that
I do not want to use a workaround. Hopefully the next systemd update will fix the problem.