Resurrecting KMilo?

Jonathan Riddell jriddell at
Wed Aug 20 15:04:12 BST 2008

On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 03:05:15PM +0200, Aur?lien G?teau wrote:
> Not being able to use the volume keys from my laptop got me frustrated 
> enough that I grabbed KMilo from tags/unmaintained/4 and did the 
> necessary porting to get the keys working.
> For those who do not know, KMilo is responsible for handling so-called 
> "multimedia keys" like volume, hibernate, backlight... It's implemented 
> as a kded service and provides a plugin system to implement 
> hardware-specific support.

There's no need for a separate application, kmix is best places to
handle volume keys.  Here's a patch which adds support for them to it.

Supporting the various ways laptops present these keys to Linux really
isn't KDE's job to fix, it should be done lower down,
e.g. thinkpad-buttons and HAL.


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