Quick Tip: Disable the awful system beep in Ubuntu (and other Linux distros)
So you installed a shiny new version of Ubuntu and are having a time of your life. That is until your machine shrieks with a horribly offensive beep you hadn't heard since 1998. It would blast me out of my chair (and send the dog scurrying for the closet) every time I would hit the backspace key at the console and reach the beginning of the line. It took about four of those beeps before ridding myself of it became a priority.
As with most things in Linux, there are a million different ways of accomplishing the task. Here's the ultra super easy method I like.
echo -e "\n# disable bell\nxset -b" >> ~/.bashrc source ~/.bashrc
Sweet Jeesus, that was easy. This method should work for other Linux distributions as well. I haven't tested it though since Ubuntu is the only desktop/laptop Linux I'm currently running.