By default, irssi looks to the computer speaker to produce sound. By default,
pcspkr is not loaded in many linux distros --including, Ubuntu 13.10.
cd $HOME/.irssi/scripts # make a scripts directory if one does not already exist
cp $HOME/Music/custom_beep_example.wav . # wget or cp a custom notification sound
ln -s ../beep_beep.pl #create symbolic link for auto-run
After running through these commands, launch up irssi in your terminal and run the following commands:
/set beep_msg_level MSGS DCC DCCMSGS HILIGHT NOTICES
/set beep_cmd aplay -q ~/.irssi/scripts/custom_beep_example.wav
That's it! You should be ready to rock-in-roll!
You can append your
ALL for all Levels:
/set beep_msg_level MSGS DCC DCCMSGS HILIGHT NOTICES ALL
Another option is to change the
beep_flood in the perl script to
300000 (5 minutes). If you get a message on IRC within the flood time, it will not beep, otherwise, it will.
Credits go to andrew.46 and suicidefunky from ubuntu forums for finding the initial and optional solution.