Making the Server Beep

ubuntuYou will sometimes build a server without a monitor (also known as headless).  In this scenario you won't know when the server is available for access.  This article describes how to make your server beep once it is ready for use.


From a terminal session, run the following commands to install beep.

$ sudo apt-get install beep



Now we need to edit the rc.load file...

$ sudo vi /etc/rc.load

...and add the following line to the end of the file.

beep -l 900 -r 3 -f 500


Thanks for visiting.