Disable the system beep in Ubuntu

The system beep on my computer is way too loud and is really annoying. To permanently disable it, type the following in the terminal:

echo “blacklist pcspkr” | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

To put it into effect, type the following in the terminal:

sudo modprobe -r pcspkr

When you log off you should no longer hear the beep. It works at least on Ubuntu 9.04.

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Jay Forrest

Jay N. Forrest is an IT professional, an ordained Humanist minister, and a Certified and Accredited Meditation Teacher.