Re: PC speaker

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Tue Jun 12 2007 - 16:37:07 EST

On Jun 12 2007 16:25, R.F. Burns wrote:
> However, over the past several weeks, the students have found more
> creative ways to abuse the PC speaker (outside of the OS.) The Powers
> that Be are asking that the PC speakers be disabled completely. With
> the small number of techs we have, it would be very impractical to go
> around to all systems and remove the PC speaker from each and every
> computer case.

But you only have to do it once anyway.

> So, the idea was raised about seeing if there was a way to blow the PC
> speaker by loading a kernel module. If so, a mass-deployment of a
> kernel module overnight would take care of the PC speaker problem once
> and for all.

And once you need a speaker (BIOS beep codes come to mind), you don't have any.

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