I am using mcabber via ssh, and using mcabber bell for sound of incoming message. In windows I used kitty it allows you to set audio file for terminal bell. In linux I still want to hear mcabber incomming messages.

Do you know a terminal emulator that allows you to set audio file for bell or do you know how to activate system bell but just for 1 terminal window?

Please do not advise solutions like using mcabber api and sockets to transfer event to client pc. I want to use ssh bell in this solution, like it was working on windows.

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To activate the speaker driver that produce beeps only for current session use the following command in terminal:

 sudo modprobe pcspkr

To disable it again, run:

sudo modprobe -r pcspkr
  • I need audio bell (not speaker) only for one window, not session.
    – POMATu
    Dec 10, 2013 at 13:16

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