Bug#551590: metacity: system bell inaudible in X
inkerman42 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 21:37:59 UTC 2009
Piotr Engelking <inkerman42 at gmail.com>:
> After a lot of fiddling, I was able to make the bell audible again by
> setting the /desktop/gnome/sound/event_sounds gconf key to true
> (default is false). It is somewhat different from the standard X bell
> (it is much longer and apparently can only be fired at most once per
> second or so), but it works.
The length of the bell can be changed by editing the
/desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/bell_duration gconf key (which is
of course undocumented). I set mine to 50 ms, which sounds relatively
nice on my hardware.
The delay between bells is caused by bug #552158.
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