Bug#535302: /usr/bin/gnome-sound-properties: Can't disable the %^(*%& PC speaker beep

Sam Morris sam at robots.org.uk
Wed Jul 1 12:41:14 UTC 2009

Package: gnome-control-center
Version: 1:
Severity: important
File: /usr/bin/gnome-sound-properties

There used to be an option in the sound control panel to disable the annoying
PC speaker beep. Well, the option is still there, but it's greyed out... not
such a problem since it's greyed out but not checked. Except that GTK+ apps
all beep the speaker if I hit backspace in a empty field, Vim beeps if I type
the wrong thing in, etc, etc. So the 'play alerts and sound effects' checkbox
no longer works. :(

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (530, 'testing'), (520, 'unstable'), (400, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages gnome-control-center depends on:
ii  capplets-dat 1:                configuration applets for GNOME 2 
ii  desktop-file 0.15-2                      Utilities for .desktop files
ii  gnome-deskto 2.26.1-1                    Common files for GNOME 2 desktop a
ii  gnome-icon-t 2.26.0-1                    GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  gnome-menus  2.26.1-1                    an implementation of the freedeskt
ii  gnome-settin 2.26.1-2                    daemon handling the GNOME session 
ii  libatk1.0-0  1.26.0-1                    The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0 2.24.1-1                    Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libc6        2.9-12                      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2    1.8.6-2+b1                  The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libcanberra- 0.12-1                      Gtk+ helper for playing widget eve
ii  libdbus-1-3  1.2.12-1                    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib 0.80-4                      simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libebook1.2- 2.26.2-1                    Client library for evolution addre
ii  libfontconfi 2.6.0-3                     generic font configuration library
ii  libgconf2-4  2.26.2-1                    GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0  1:2.6.4-1                   library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0 2.20.1-2                    The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-des 2.26.1-1                    Utility library for loading .deskt
ii  libgnome-win 1:                Utility library for getting window
ii  libgnome2-0  2.26.0-1                    The GNOME library - runtime files
ii  libgnomekbd3 2.24.0-3                    GNOME library to manage keyboard c
ii  libgnomeui-0 2.24.1-1                    The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgstreamer 0.10.23-3                   GStreamer libraries from the "base
ii  libgstreamer 0.10.23-2                   Core GStreamer libraries and eleme
ii  libgtk2.0-0  2.16.1-2                    The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libhal1      0.5.12~git20090406.46dc48-2 Hardware Abstraction Layer - share
ii  libmetacity- 1:2.26.0-3                  library for the Metacity window ma
ii  libpango1.0- 1.24.0-3+b1                 Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libslab0     0.9.12-2+b2                 beautification app library file
ii  libx11-6     2:1.2.1-1                   X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1  1:1.1.9-1                   X cursor management library
ii  libxft2      2.1.13-3                    FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxklavier1 3.9-1                       X Keyboard Extension high-level AP
ii  libxml2      2.7.3.dfsg-1                GNOME XML library
ii  libxss1      1:1.1.3-1                   X11 Screen Saver extension library

Versions of packages gnome-control-center recommends:
ii  bzip2                         1.0.5-2    high-quality block-sorting file co
ii  evolution-data-server         2.26.2-1   evolution database backend server
ii  gnome-session                 2.26.1-7   The GNOME Session Manager
ii  gnome-user-guide              2.24.2-2   GNOME user's guide

Versions of packages gnome-control-center suggests:
ii  gnome-screensaver             2.26.1-1   GNOME screen saver and locker
ii  gstreamer0.10-alsa [gstreamer 0.10.23-3  GStreamer plugin for ALSA
ii  gstreamer0.10-esd [gstreamer0 0.10.15-2  GStreamer plugin for ESD
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad [gs 0.10.13-1  GStreamer plugins from the "bad" s
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-good [g 0.10.15-2  GStreamer plugins from the "good" 
ii  gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio [gst 0.10.15-2  GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio
ii  libcanberra-gtk-module        0.12-1     translates Gtk+ widgets signals to
ii  x11-xserver-utils             7.4+2      X server utilities

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