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Old 03-05-2005, 06:48 AM   #1
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multimedia buttons


I found out how to set the buttons up, but the only buttons that respond when I push them are those for the volume. I'd like to get my pause/play, stop, next & previous buttons to work, because there really handy... Can anyone help me?

I have an acer 1711 SMi
 
Old 03-05-2005, 07:04 AM   #2
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The way I know is using xev to see the code, putting it in a file, then using xmodmap.

there are good mini tutorials over there, for example



http://www.cweiske.de/howto/xmodmap/allinone.html
 
Old 03-05-2005, 10:08 AM   #3
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thx for the help, I'll try this, it seems a good tutorial
 
Old 03-07-2005, 12:18 PM   #4
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OK, everything is configured now, but the problem is, I can't control xmms with it, I know there are command lines like xmms --play-pause that do the trick, but how do I assign these commands to e.g. XF86AudioPlay?

I noted that in gnome there is a program called Key Bindings (Sawfish), but when I try to open it up, nothing seems to happen. Does anyone have an idea how to assign my buttons to xmms?
 
Old 03-08-2005, 12:04 PM   #5
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If U are using gnome, try acme.

About the xmms, it works fine for me, just:
xmms & (this starts the xmms )

and then
xmms -f
or
xmms -r

or anything else
 
Old 03-10-2005, 11:24 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by xowl
If U are using gnome, try acme.

About the xmms, it works fine for me, just:
xmms & (this starts the xmms )

and then
xmms -f
or
xmms -r

or anything else
if I try to run acme from console, it gives me the message that it is already running.
acme --help didn't help very much either

about the xmms -f & xmms -r, where have I to put that in to enable it?

now I know the codes to control xmms and have configured that when I push my multimedia buttons, they send the right signal to the OS, but how do I let xmms know that when XF86AudioNext is pushed, it should play the next level? I know there is a program in KDE, but I just like to use Gnome, and the standard program in Gnome doesn't work. What do I have to do with acme? please help me out
 
  


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