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commit 3116f399234d338e5fade062d0b661a3295cc91a
parent b480bc7360a8be4116a6849cf93e5bf4609e5b2c
Author: Chris Bracken <>
Date:   Mon,  4 May 2020 10:45:12 -0700

FreeBSD: add section on configuring audio

Adds recommendation to install alsa-utils for amixer, and moves the
section on disabling the PC speaker bell into the new section.

Diffstat: | 21++++++++++++++-------
1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/ b/ @@ -263,6 +263,20 @@ forward root's mail to a local user. To do so: sudo service sshd restart ``` +### Configure audio + +We'll want some mechanism for managing audio volume. The `alsa-utils` +package includes `amixer` which does the trick: + + sudo pkg install alsa-utils + +We may also want to disable the PC speaker and its annoying beep. Edit +`/etc/sysctl.conf` and add the following: + + # Disable the terminal bell. + kern.vt.enable_bell=0 + + ### NVIDIA drivers For systems with an NVIDIA card, we'll install the drivers, configure them to @@ -459,13 +473,6 @@ To force sync the time on the host: sudo ntpdate -v -b -### The PC speaker bell is annoying - -To disable the PC speaker bell, edit `/etc/sysctl.conf` and add: - - kern.vt.enable_bell=0 - - ### Intel NUC6i3SYK-specific issues #### SD card reader doesn't work