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Re: potential fix for cygwin's "no system bell" problem
- From: Igor Peshansky <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 14:12:13 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: potential fix for cygwin's "no system bell" problem
- References: <20060103013355.GA14262@trixie.casa.cgf.cx>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Mon, 2 Jan 2006, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> I've just built a cygwin snapshot which should work around a problem
> with Cygwin's default bell not working. This was discussed here a while
> (and it may have even been mentioned more recently for all that I
> And Lev Bishop posted a fix even earlier:
> This problem is apparently more prevalent than I had thought so my
> decision not to do anything about it in 2004 was wrong.
> I stumbled into this conclusion because someone was trying to figure out
> what was going wrong on the cygwin irc channel on freenode.net today
> and, on testing, it was discovered that neither Corinna nor I had a
> working bell anymore, either. So, rather than make this a FAQ, as
> suggested by Igor in the 2004 thread, I thought it would be best to just
> fix the problem in cygwin itself.
> The snapshot uses Lev's method to reinstate the default bell. If there
> are other causes for this problem then they won't be fixed by this
> method but this seems to rectify things for me.
FWIW, this will only work on WinXP. Win2k uses 'ding.wav' instead.
'ding.wav' is also present on XP, so as a catch-all solution, using that
may be better.
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