On 11/22/05, rhubarbpie at poetworld.net <rhubarbpie at poetworld.net> wrote:
> Greetings,
> I'm running LFS compiled Linux with the kernel.  I've compiled
> xmms and can play mp3 files, so my sound card works.
> However, I have no sound from either a command line or OpenOffice.  For
> instance, neither OpenOffice macros or "print \a" from a command line
> will beep.  This is probably someone quite basic.  What should I check?

Is your PC speaker wired up?  Does it beep during POST?
'\a' should ring the "bell" (aka, PC speaker) not your soundcard.