Bug#248546: gdm: since upgrade, beeps upon appearance of greeter

Ryan Murray Ryan Murray <rmurray@debian.org>, 248546@bugs.debian.org
Thu, 13 May 2004 00:22:18 -0700

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tag 248546 upstream
severity 248546 wishlist
forwarded 248546 http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3D142439

> Since upgrading from, GDM insists upon beeping the console bell a=
s soon as the graphical greeter=20
> appears. As much as I looked, the config file gdm.conf does not seem to h=
ave an option to turn this off.=20

A quick search for "beep" in the changelog shows:

Wed Jul 30 15:21:08 2003  George Lebl <jirka@5z.com>

        * gui/gdmlogin.c, gui/greeter/greeter.c: add gdk_beep to the Userna=
          prompt, that way you know you can type.  Useful for blind people,
          or people that are not watching their screen to see when the
          computer finished booting.

With the 2.6 kernel, you don't have to have the console bell enabled, and
with alsa, can even control the volume and mute it, so I don't think the
important severity is justified.  I've forwarded it upstream, however.

Ryan Murray, Debian Developer (rmurray@cyberhqz.com, rmurray@debian.org)
The opinions expressed here are my own.

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