Speaker beeping continuously

  • I hope this is the right place to post this.

    Since the upgrade to 2.3.3-RELEASE-p1 (amd 64) the speaker on a client's router beeps continuously. About 6-7 beeps per second. It pauses sometimes for a few seconds, sometimes a full minute, and then resumes beeping. The router has been running for a year and only started doing this after the upgrade.

    System configuration:

    • AMD FX-8370 with 8 cores, AMD motherboard with integrated video, sound, etc

    • 8G RAM and dual 2T hard drive (passed SMART, configured as a GEOM mirror, and yes I know 2T is way overkill)

    • One quad-port gigabit NIC (Intel)

    • Operating temperature hovers around 30C, CPU usage sits at 4% most of the time

    Thanks everyone.

  • Netgate Administrator

    Hmm, never seen (heard) that.

    You might try checking 'Disable the startup/shutdown beep' in System > Advanced > Notifications.


  • Thanks, I tried that. I looked through all of the logs and every page of the settings and I can't find anything.
    For now I've just pulled the speaker wires off the motherboard so it's quiet. The only think I can think of is that someone left some debugging code somewhere and forgot about it :-)

    It seems strange that it's only happening to me, though.

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    That most likely wouldn't be from any of our code. Sounds are only generated at startup/shut down and sometimes by the OS if there is a sufficiently high alert log entry. If you don't see any logs on the console coming that often, or in the main system log, then it must be coming from something else on the hardware itself.

  • It's doing its job, the speaker is disconnected so it's back to quiet, so I'm not going to worry about it.

  • To anyone who might be following this topic, the upgrade to version 2.3.4 resolved the beeping problem. Nobody could explain why it was beeping, but it's gone after the upgrade.

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