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Re: problem with keyboard beep

To: Dave Airlie <>
Subject: Re: problem with keyboard beep
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Sun, 3 Oct 1999 00:25:14 +0200
In-reply-to: <>; from Dave Airlie on Fri, Oct 01, 1999 at 03:31:41PM +0100
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On Fri, Oct 01, 1999 at 03:31:41PM +0100, Dave Airlie wrote:

> Hi,
>       I've discovered the cause of my oops in the keyboard/graphics
> driver, when it tries to beep a function called 
> kd_mksound is called and it outports to a port 0x61 which gives me an
> unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 00000061, 
> So what is this for ? I notice it has an ifdef __mips__ along with a few
> other archs around it, it is defined in drivers/char/vt.c

This is how to make a PC beep.  On a DECstation it obviously works
different and hell, who wants his computer to beep like a toy computer
from movie from the 60ies anyway?


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