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4. Noise Reduction

Most of the noise emitted by a computer is produced by the fan, the harddisk and the speakers.

4.1 Fan

4.2 Harddisk

The noise of the hard disk can be very disturbing, see man hdparm to reduce the spin of the disk.

4.3 Speakers

For the console setterm -blength 0 and for X xset b off turns the bell off. See also PCMCIA-HOWTO, and much more details in the Visible-Bell-mini-Howto by Alessandro Rubini.

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