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Re: vbell - visual bell, audible bell

From: Zenaan Harkness
Subject: Re: vbell - visual bell, audible bell
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 15:30:35 +1000

On Tue, 2004-07-20 at 13:44, Phil!Gregory wrote:
> * Zenaan Harkness <address@hidden> [2004-07-20 09:00 +1000]:
> > I uncommented the following, to get visual bell:
> > 
> > # no annoying audible bell, please
> > vbell on
> > vbell_msg "   Wuff  ----  Wuff!!  "
> > 
> > but instead of the cute message "wuff wuff..." my X terminal does this
> > big white-black flash thing, which is really annoying.
> termcap stuff.  The xterm entry in termcap or terminfo on your system
> indicates that xterm supports a "visual bell".  So screen gets a beep and
> then notifies xterm that it should do whatever for its visual vell.  xterm
> responds by flashing the screen.  To get the behavior that you want, add
> this to your .screenrc:
>   termcapinfo xterm '@vb'

That doesn't seem to change anything on my setup (still flashes the
terminal rather than show cute "woof woof" message) - TERM now =
'xterm'. Turning off vbell actually solves the problem reasonably well


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