Disable Sounds/Beeps

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Some hardware has a PC Speaker which can be used as a means of notification. By default, the firewall will play a tone at startup/shutdown and will emit a beep when a user logs into the GUI. Additionally, some packages are capable of producing beeps for events.

Disable Startup/Shutdown Tune

The startup and shutdown tunes may be disabled as follows:

  • Navigate to System > Advanced, Notifications tab
  • Check Disable the startup/shutdown beep
  • Click Save

Disable Login Beep

The GUI login beep happens because the GUI login is sent through syslog using the LOG_AUTH facility for which the operating system will beep when the message appears. To disable the beep, the GUI login messages must be suppressed as follows:

  • Navigate to System > Advanced, Admin Access tab
  • Check Disable logging of webConfigurator successful logins
  • Click Save

Disable All Sounds

As an alternative, the system bell may be disabled globally:

  • Navigate to System > Advanced, System Tunables tab
  • Click "+" to create a new tunable entry using the following values:
    • Tunable: hw.syscons.bell
    • Description: Control system sounds
    • Value: 0
  • Click Save