Well, I finally upgraded my SERP3 to 8.04 (32-bit) and after tweaking some things I'd done to GRUB and the nVidia driver I seem to have a fully functional system except for one issue: the console bell is not working.
After I first upgraded the console bell was extremely loud and obnoxious, so I ran the System76 driver in the hope that that would fix it. After I rebooted I found that I can no-longer get the console bell to go off at all. I have checked that pcspkr is loaded, that the "Enable system beep" is checked in GNOME, that "Terminal bell" is enabled in gnome-terminal, and that the length and frequency of the bell are non-zero. So, I'm scratching my head here a bit wondering why I don't have a beep, especially since the beep is not working on my virtual consoles either. Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated.