Subject: Re: Hotkey support via powerd
To: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
From: Jared D. McNeill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/22/2007 12:59:20
On Sat, 22 Dec 2007, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>> Things like "display switch" hotkeys are not unique to Thinkpads.
> That one, sure, but all of them? Other buttons?
How about some examples?
>> back to wsmux1 if it doesn't want to handle it directly.
> Hmm, ok, though I'll have to figure out how to trigger a user-level
> process independent of what window has the focus.
GNOME does this for me. I'm sure your window manager can be taught to do
> We obviously have different styles of work. (We've been over that in a
> previous discussion...) What meets your needs may not meet mine. In
> this case, I see a strong need to pass keyboard events to a user
> process; powerd is a root process. I'm simply inquiring what the
> interface is.
In the end, it sounds like what you want is dbus/hald. We don't have that
yet, but we can use powerd to inject these messages when the time comes.