When VectorLinux 5.8 Standard boots up, shuts down, or when the X server starts, it beeps.
I guess this has something to do with the kernel, but I haven't found the option to disable the pc-speaker.
Anyway, here is a nice work-arround initially posted by the Fedora Core 6 team (possibly after lots of angry emails
Open a terminal, and logon as root, then type in this command and hit enter:
modprobe -r pcspkr ; echo "install pcspkr :" >>/etc/modprobe.conf