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On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 07:00:09AM -0800, William Evanson wrote:
> Here is what I found out from VMWare about this. I would still like to k=

now if FreeBSD has a way of controlling this device?

What we did at work when we had this problem (with FreeBSD 4.x) is
disabling the beep in /usr/src/sys/boot/i386/boot0/boot0.S

--- /usr/src/sys/boot/i386/boot0/boot0.S Thu Jun 17 14:02:25 2004
+++ /usr/src/sys/boot/i386/boot0/boot0.S Thu Oct 7 13:23:08 2004
@@ -38,7 +38,6 @@
.set KEY_F1,0x3b # F1 key scan code
.set KEY_1,0x02 # #1 key scan code
=20
- .set ASCII_BEL,0x07 # ASCII code for
.set ASCII_CR,0x0D # ASCII code for
=20
/*
@@ -203,9 +202,7 @@
/*
* Start of input loop. Beep and take note of time
*/
-main.10: movb $ASCII_BEL,%al # Signal
- callw putchr # beep!
- xorb %ah,%ah # BIOS: Get
+main.10: xorb %ah,%ah # BIOS: Get
int $0x1a # system time
movw %dx,%di # Ticks when
addw _TICKS(%bp),%di # timeout

Marc

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