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Bootloader beep configuration

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Hackweek IV


Allow to configure whether the acoustic signal should be used for installed bootloader.

Acoustic signal is valuable for visually impaired people, while it may be disturbing e.g. in libraries.


  • Call Yast Bootloader Module
  • Try to configure the Acoustic Signal's with it.


icons/user_comment.png J. S. wrote: (9 years ago)

Default can be set depending on whether braille display was found or whether text-to-speech in isolinux was used.

icons/user_comment.png S. B. wrote: (9 years ago)

Is this feature meant as 'allow atuomatic setting of'? The beep is afaik already configurable to be 'off'. If not, this would be a bug.

icons/user_comment.png S. S. wrote: (9 years ago)

Please reject this feature. This is seriously overengineered.

The beep now defaults to off int the installed system.
If somebody wants to enable it, he can do so with

gfxboot --change-config "boot::beep=1"

Marco only needs to document that for his customers and everything is fine.
Please, no YaST module for that.

icons/user_comment.png J. S. wrote: (9 years ago)

It's not about a new module, just about a check box in the bootloader configuration.

icons/user_comment.png J. S. wrote: (9 years ago)

Jozo, please, find a reasonable location for the check box.

icons/user_comment.png J. U. wrote: (9 years ago)

Steffen how can I obtain info about status of "beep" from gfxboot? I know how to switch on/off option but I need also status. Please let me know.

icons/user_comment.png S. W. wrote: (9 years ago)

You can't. If you have an INF file parser, you can run 'gfxboot --show-config' and get the value from there.

icons/user_comment.png J. U. wrote: (9 years ago)

done in yast2-bootloader 2.18.11

Last change: 9 years ago
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