in message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, wrote Garrett Cooper thusly... > > Eric Anderson wrote: > > >This thread: > >http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2005-December/020572.html > > > > > >mentions a patch to disable the boot manager beep, and also > >discusses having it optional. I don't have enough asm-fu to make > >that option happen, but I can tell you, that on laptops, that > >beep is really annoying, and amazingly loud. Is this just > >waiting for an able minded person to code up the options and > >submit? > > Someone tell me how to use patch and I'll give it a shot. I sure > as hell hate that stupid pc speaker beep notification.
What you need to do (for hand editing) is -- according to the patch, around 204 (in v1.14 2005/02/08 20:43:04) where 'main.10:' appears -- remove "movb $ASCII_BEL,%al" after "main:10:", delete the line "callw putchr", join the line "xorb %ah,%ah" with "main.10:". Then compile & install the new version. I hand edited the file (/usr/src/sys/boot/i386/boot0/boot0.S) based on the given patch; did building|installing of world & kernel; on reboot of Dell Inspiron 5000e laptop, there still was a beep. So the patch did not work for me. Did i miss something? - Parv -- _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"