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shirish [shirishag75 at gmail.com]
Hi all, I read the whole thread at http://linuxgazette.net/158/misc/lg/2_cent_tip__audio_ping.html but would like to know how to do two things.
a. How to turn on/make audio beeps louder
b. How do you associate the .wav files so that instead of the audio beeps I get the .wav file.
Thanx in advance.
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Ben Okopnik [ben at linuxgazette.net]
On Sat, Jan 03, 2009 at 11:55:44AM +0530, shirish wrote:
> Hi all, > I read the whole thread at > http://linuxgazette.net/158/misc/lg/2_cent_tip__audio_ping.html but > would like to know how to do two things. > > a. How to turn on/make audio beeps louder
In the same way that you would make them louder for any other use: set the volume higher. Once that's at maximum, the only way you could get any louder is with additional hardware: you could get a bigger speaker (be sure to match the impedance), or connect an amplifier driving an external speaker. Depending on the amp's output capacity, you could have a beep that can knock down small buildings; the sky is the limit.
> b. How do you associate the .wav files so that instead of the audio beeps > I get the .wav file.The answer - or something like it - is contained in the very next tip (http://linuxgazette.net/158/lg_tips.html#2_cent_tip__hostwatch). The script I wrote will beep when there's no connection between the two hosts; removing the '\007' from the 'echo' line and adding a line that plays your .wav file would work just fine.
until fping -c 1 "$1">/dev/null 2>&1 do aplay Sonar_ping.wav echo -e "Connection to '$1' is DOWN." sleep 1 done
Depending on the time it takes to play that sound, you might also want to adjust the sleep interval in that loop.
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