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    Question Beep on startup

    I'm fairly sure this isn't strictly because of my Ubuntu install, but just before my GRUB screen appears, and I select which OS I want (I dual boot Ubuntu 12.04LTS and CrunchBang Statler), my laptop makes a rather loud beep. This has happened ever since I got my laptop, which is a Packard Bell EasyNote, some 7 or 8 years old now, though I only got it last year. It suddenly occurred to me that this might be alerting me to some problem - should I be worried, and if so, what steps should I take to resolve this?

    Thanks in advance for suggestions
    Last edited by 25tom; May 10th, 2013 at 10:41 AM.
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    Re: Beep on startup

    Hi

    Quote Originally Posted by 25tom View Post
    I'm fairly sure this isn't strictly because of my Ubuntu install, but just before my GRUB screen appears, and I select which OS I want (I dual boot Ubuntu 12.04LTS and CrunchBang Statler), my laptop makes a rather loud beep. This has happened ever since I got my laptop, which is a Packard Bell EasyNote, some 7 or 8 years old now, though I only got it last year. It suddenly occurred to me that this might be alerting me to some problem - should I be worried, and if so, what steps should I take to resolve this?

    Thanks in advance for suggestions
    It's a BIOS beep code and it can be used to identify BIOS problems. A single short beep means all is good.

    Look in the BIOS to see if there is a way to switch it off. Look for an option like "disable internal speaker" or something like that.

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    Re: Beep on startup

    All is good then - thank you! I'll know to (possibly) panic if it does anything else in terms of beeping!
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