MediaKeys key press doesn't generate DBus signal

Bug #740988 reported by Jean-Lou Dupont on 2011-03-23
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-settings-daemon

Under Karmic, I used to be able to get DBus signals on interface "org.freedesktop.Hal.Device" member "Condition" generated upon mediakey key press. Now, these DBus signals are not generated.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: gnome-settings-daemon 2.32.0-0ubuntu3.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-28.49-generic-pae
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-28-generic-pae i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Mar 23 09:34:50 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: gnome-settings-daemon

Jean-Lou Dupont (jldupont) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. The issue is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug the to the people writting the software (

Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

do you still get the issue with GNOME3?

Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Jean-Lou Dupont (jldupont) wrote :

Yes - from time to time, I have to restart "hald".

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

what Ubuntu version do you use? hald has been deprecated for years and should be installed or running and not have to do with keybindings, it might create the issue...

Jean-Lou Dupont (jldupont) wrote :

I am currently on 11.10. When the media-keys cease to function, I just issue "sudo hald" and I get them back working. Didn't know 'hald' was deprecated.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

hal has been deprecated and thoroughly dead for years. It's really not something you still want to use in 2012.

The proper way to get media key events is to listen for evdev events or for X11 key XEvents (if you have an X11 program).

Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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