Re: pc speaker cant be accessed with no video card in computer

From: Eric S. Raymond (
Date: Fri Jun 02 2000 - 00:13:09 EST

Steven Hanley <>:
> Anyway I dont think it would be a good idea to put this proc interface
> (as proc interface is a quick hack) into the mainstream kernel but I do
> think the pc speaker should be available irelevant of video card
> presence.

If there's support for separating out this function, I wrote some
driver code about ten years ago that provides a very complete PC speaker
interface. It's in use in the BSD kernels.

		<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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