[alsa-devel] Keyboard volume buttons

Vedran Miletić rivanvx at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 08:06:43 CET 2009

On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 3:20 AM, Harsha, Priya <priya.harsha at intel.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Can anyone tell me how keyboard's volume buttons are converted into real volume change? Will there be an application that monitors the keyboard volume button events and call ALSA API to set the volume?
> Thanks
> Harsha
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Yes, X catches keypress and lets the window manager know about it. In
case of metacity, which is what GNOME uses, if that key is bound to a
volume control action, it calls gnome-volume-control to do the
apropriate change. I _believe_ it is so, never checked source code.

Vedran Miletić

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