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Old 08-21-2010, 04:23 PM   #1
djsmiley2k
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XFCE4 not picking up on shortcuts


I've been trying all day to get my shortcuts working in xfce4 and am slowly losing the will to live

Basically I just want some simple shortcuts to amixer to raise/lower the volume on some media keys. From the research I've done the keys "work" but then xfce4 either ignores them, or isn't recieving the call to activate amixer with whatever commands I've passed it.

Worryingly when I changed one of the shortcuts to a "normal" command (control + m) it STILL wouldn't work - showing me that no keyboard shortcuts appear to be working. Also stuff like altF2 doesn't work *(used to being up run dialog).

I've noticed this after moving from my old system to my new one, and reinstalling everything - I've checked configs on the old system and I can't find any reason why this isn't working.

If I run xev, it can see the keys are reckonised correctly:

Code:
KeyPress event, serial 34, synthetic NO, window 0x2a00001,
    root 0x1ae, subw 0x0, time 356722132, (168,-7), root:(1533,510),
    state 0x0, keycode 174 (keysym 0x1008ff11, XF86AudioLowerVolume), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
    XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
    XFilterEvent returns: False

KeyRelease event, serial 34, synthetic NO, window 0x2a00001,
    root 0x1ae, subw 0x0, time 356722271, (168,-7), root:(1533,510),
    state 0x0, keycode 174 (keysym 0x1008ff11, XF86AudioLowerVolume), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
    XFilterEvent returns: False
Showing that 'XF86AudioLowerVolume' was pressed. Yet when I then set this as a shortcut within the keyboard dialog, it doesn't work.

The command I'm using in the keyboard section is

Code:
"/usr/bin/amixer sset PCM,0 5- unmute"
yet if I run this on a terminal it works correctly.


Help?!

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Old 08-22-2010, 08:42 AM   #2
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Not a true fix as such, but in the end I used keytouch which fixed everything.

Also I needed xfce4-settings-manager to be running - it wasn't enabled for some strange reason


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