Bug#381877: gnome-keybindings-manager: multimedia keys should be bound by default

Steinar H. Gunderson sesse at debian.org
Mon Aug 7 15:22:29 UTC 2006

Package: gnome-control-center
Version: 1:2.14.2-2
Severity: normal

With a sensible keyboard setup (which isn't always there by default yet,
but hopefully it's coming :-) ) the average user has a lot of multimedia
keys that can do wonderful and strange things.

However, GNOME ignores these keys by default (except "Stand by" and
"Hibernate", which gnome-power-manager catches and does sensible things
with); IMO this default should be changed to assume that the right
mappings are already in place. The worst thing that could possibly
happen is that the keysyms are simply never sent (or that something is
set up really wrong and "XF86Calculator" or something is set when the
user presses the mute button), and that would be a bug in an earlier
layer (which should be fixed there, of course).

The most relevant keys are probably:

  Launch music player    XF86AudioMedia
  Mute                   XF86AudioMute
  Volume down            XF86AudioLowerVolume
  Volume up              XF86AudioRaiseVolume
  Play                   XF86AudioPlay
  Pause                  XF86AudioPause
  Stop                   XF86AudioStop
  Previous track         XF86AudioPrev
  Next track             XF86AudioNext
  Eject                  XF86Eject

There are several others that could also map nicely to GNOME keybindings;
see /usr/share/X11/XKeysymDB.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.17-1-686
Locale: LANG=nb_NO.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=nb_NO.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages gnome-control-center depends on:
ii  capplets-data              1:2.14.2-2    configuration applets for GNOME 2 
ii  desktop-file-utils         0.11-1        Utilities for .desktop files
ii  gnome-desktop-data         2.14.2-2      Common files for GNOME 2 desktop a
ii  gnome-icon-theme           2.14.2-1      GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  gnome-menus                2.14.0-7      an implementation of the freedeskt
ii  libart-2.0-2               2.3.17-1      Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0                1.12.1-1      The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libaudiofile0              0.2.6-6       Open-source version of SGI's audio
ii  libavahi-client3           0.6.12-1      Avahi client library
ii  libavahi-common3           0.6.12-1      Avahi common library
ii  libavahi-glib1             0.6.12-1      Avahi glib integration library
ii  libbonobo2-0               2.14.0-1      Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0             2.14.0-3      The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                      2.3.6-18      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2                  1.2.0-5       The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-2                0.62-4        simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libebook1.2-5              1.6.2-3       Client library for evolution addre
ii  libesd0                    0.2.36-3      Enlightened Sound Daemon - Shared 
ii  libfontconfig1             2.3.2-7       generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6               2.2.1-2       FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgconf2-4                2.14.0-2      GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libgcrypt11                1.2.2-3       LGPL Crypto library - runtime libr
ii  libglade2-0                1:2.5.1-2     library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.10.3-3      The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-desktop-2         2.14.2-2      Utility library for loading .deskt
ii  libgnome-keyring0          0.4.9-1       GNOME keyring services library
ii  libgnome-menu2             2.14.0-7      an implementation of the freedeskt
ii  libgnome-window-settings1  1:2.14.2-2    Utility library for getting window
ii  libgnome2-0                2.14.1-2      The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0          2.14.0-2      A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgnomeui-0               2.14.1-2      The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0             2.14.2-1      GNOME virtual file-system (runtime
ii  libgnutls13                1.4.1-1       the GNU TLS library - runtime libr
ii  libgpg-error0              1.2-1         library for common error values an
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-base0 0.10.9-1      GStreamer libraries from the "base
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0         0.10.9-1      Core GStreamer libraries and eleme
ii  libgtk2.0-0                2.8.18-6      The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                    1:1.0.0-3     X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libjpeg62                  6b-13         The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libmetacity0               1:2.14.5-1    library of lightweight GTK2 based 
ii  libnautilus-extension1     2.14.3-1      libraries for nautilus components 
ii  liborbit2                  1:2.14.0-2    libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpango1.0-0              1.12.3-1+b1   Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpng12-0                 1.2.8rel-5.2  PNG library - runtime
ii  libpopt0                   1.10-2        lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libsm6                     1:1.0.0-4     X11 Session Management library
ii  libstartup-notification0   0.8-1         library for program launch feedbac
ii  libtasn1-3                 0.3.5-2       Manage ASN.1 structures (runtime)
ii  libx11-6                   2:1.0.0-7     X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1           X cursor management library
ii  libxext6                   1:1.0.0-4     X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxfixes3                 1:   X11 miscellaneous 'fixes' extensio
ii  libxft2               FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxi6                     1:1.0.0-5     X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1               1:1.0.1-4     X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxklavier10              2.2-3         X Keyboard Extension high-level AP
ii  libxml2                    2.6.26.dfsg-3 GNOME XML library
ii  libxrandr2                 2:   X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1                1:   X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxss1                    1:1.0.1-4     X11 Screen Saver extension library
ii  libxxf86misc1              1:1.0.0-4     X11 XFree86 miscellaneous extensio
ii  zlib1g                     1:1.2.3-13    compression library - runtime

Versions of packages gnome-control-center recommends:
ii  evolution-data-server         1.6.2-3    evolution database backend server
ii  gnome-session                 2.14.2-1   The GNOME 2 Session Manager
pn  gnome2-user-guide             <none>     (no description available)

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