Setup Pidgin to Notify with the PC Speaker

I often have headphones connected to my Linux machine (running Ubuntu currently) but not in my ears. When that is the case I can't hear people send me instant messages in Pidgin. To solve the problem, I setup Pidgin to play sounds through the PC speaker instead. Here's how.

  • Install the “beep” package.
  • Set the sound setting to “command” and set the command to the following.
beep -f 2000 -l 250 -d 250 /
-n -f 1000 -l 250 -d 250 /
-n -f 2000 -l 250 -n -f 1500 -l 100 -d 250 -r 3
  • select to play sounds only on “Message received begins conversation”
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linux/setup_pidgin_to_notify_with_the_pc_speaker.txt · Last modified: 2020/06/01 22:53 (external edit)