SUSE Support

Here When You Need Us

HOWTO: Disable startup beep on SLES11 (and openSUSE 11.1)

This document (7001828) is provided subject to the disclaimer at the end of this document.


SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
openSUSE 11.1


Beginning with SLES11 and openSUSE 11.1, there is a startup beep when the GRUB screen is displayed. 
This feature was added to improve accessibility, but can be an inconvenience to some users.


To disable the beep, execute the following command (as root)

   gfxboot--change-config boot::beep=0


This Support Knowledgebase provides a valuable tool for SUSE customers and parties interested in our products and solutions to acquire information, ideas and learn from one another. Materials are provided for informational, personal or non-commercial use within your organization and are presented "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

  • Document ID:7001828
  • Creation Date: 07-Nov-2008
  • Modified Date:19-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

< Back to Support Search

For questions or concerns with the SUSE Knowledgebase please contact: tidfeedback[at]

SUSE Support Forums

Get your questions answered by experienced Sys Ops or interact with other SUSE community experts.

Support Resources

Learn how to get the most from the technical support you receive with your SUSE Subscription, Premium Support, Academic Program, or Partner Program.

Open an Incident

Open an incident with SUSE Technical Support, manage your subscriptions, download patches, or manage user access.