[arch-dev-public] kde 4.5.0

Rémy Oudompheng oudomphe at phare.normalesup.org
Wed Aug 18 08:00:00 EDT 2010

Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> xbindkeys runs and I can launch everything from it - except KDE
> applications - and even some of those seem to work. In particular, two
> settings in xbindkeys fail:
> "dolphin"
>  mod4 + f
> "/usr/bin/qdbus org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver /ScreenSaver Lock"
>  mod4 + l
> I need to kill xbindkeys and start it again for those bindings to work.
> It gets weirder, because sometimes I have to restart it twice. As I
> said, I cannot make sense of the problem - running any of those commands
> from Alt+F2 or from konsole always works (except dolphin segfaulting, of
> course).

Could it result from a bad interaction with how Kwin or whatever-it-is
maps the keys ? I remember having the same problem with XFCE, when
calling xbindkeys from a .xsession file, with the additional constraint
that I had two keyboards with different mappings: there was only one
keyboard working. Since then I use built-in facilities of desktop
environments to define shortcuts.

So I'd say it's a xbindkeys issue. Do you experience problems when
only using standard modifiers in Xbindkeys (like ctrl/shift?).


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