[Pkg-acpi-devel] Bug#521280: Input daemon supplementing acpid

Stefan Tomanek stefan at pico.ruhr.de
Thu May 21 12:46:11 UTC 2009

I encountered the same problems of losing my system wide hotkeys when upgrading
to 2.6.29.

I created a small perl daemon that uses HAL to watch all available input
devices and wait for certain key events. It's only a quick shot, but polishing
it could yield a nice little tool to handle hotkeys in a global way instead of
relying on the users window manager or desktop environment.

I uploaded magmakey.pl along with an example configuration to my website at
http://stefans.datenbruch.de/magmakey/ - feel free to see whether the script
suits your needs; It needs some polishing though.

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