Bug#611425: nvidia-kernel-2.6.32-5-amd64: Installing nvidia driver silences bell

Joseph S. Riel joer at san.rr.com
Sat Jan 29 07:01:59 UTC 2011

Package: nvidia-kernel-2.6.32-5-amd64
Severity: normal

Installing the nvidia kernel module silences the bell that one should
hear when executing

echo -e "\a"

The bell sounds in a virtual terminal, but not in an xterm.
Purging nvidia (and restoring the nouveau driver) restores the bell.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Joe Riel

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