Resurrecting KMilo?

Jonathan Riddell jriddell at
Wed Aug 20 15:32:10 BST 2008

On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 04:22:38PM +0200, Aur?lien G?teau wrote:
> Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> >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.
> Hum... indeed that's a much simpler approach :) the only drawback is 
> that it requires KMix to be started at session startup, but it sounds 
> sensible to do so IMHO.

KMix comes with an autostart file these days.

> To notify the user of other laptop information like brightness or 
> backlight would require writing another application running in the 
> background. Or it could be implemented as a kded module. What would be best?

This is in guidance-power-manager.  It could easily be added to
devilpower or whatever actually ends up in KDE 4.2.

> Your patch implements the osd in KMix. I think it would be useful to add 
> is to have some osd features to kdelibs so that all apps willing to show 
> osd-like info (volume settings, brightness, backlight, current track...) 
> can do so in a consistent way.

Yes that would be great.


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