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windows XP: how to activate the beep (when XP loses the defaultbeep)
- From: Lev Bishop <lev dot bishop at yale dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 12:11:06 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: windows XP: how to activate the beep (when XP loses the defaultbeep)
This is what I had to do to enable the beep under:
Windows XP Home Edition Ver 5.1 Build 2600 Service Pack 1
It seems that cygwin from 1.3.21 uses the windows "default beep" sound. I
wasn't able to set the default beep with the control panel "sounds
and audio devices" applet until I edited the registry adding a key:
After doing this I could then use the control panel applet to set a sound
for "default beep".
Doing a quick google it seems that this is a common problem with windows
xp - somehow it occasionally (and randomly, by all accounts) "loses" the
default beep, usually during sound driver installation.
As always, take care when editing the registry - if you're
(understandably) timid there should be .reg files out there that apply
this change automatically for you. YMMV.
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