Bug#439844: gnome-screensaver: Feature request: React on media keys

Marcus Lundblad ml at update.uu.se
Mon Aug 27 20:50:29 UTC 2007

Package: gnome-screensaver
Version: 2.18.2-1
Severity: wishlist


It would be nice if Gnome-screensaver would pass keypresses for media keys
(volume, mute) on to the underlying system that handles those events 
(gstreamer?). As it seems all keyboard input gets grabbed and not handled by the
window manager (which I suppose normally handles this).
I realize a feature like this could be considered a security risk, as there is a
possibility to interact with the users session.
But the benefits of such a feature is that I would be able to change the volume of
the music playing, or pausing an internet radio feed using my remote, even when
the screensaver is running.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=sv_SE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=sv_SE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages gnome-screensaver depends on:
ii  dbus                    1.1.1-3          simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  gconf2               GNOME configuration database syste
ii  gnome-icon-theme        2.18.0-3         GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  libart-2.0-2            2.3.19-3         Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0             1.18.0-2         The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0            2.18.0-2         Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0          2.18.0-5         The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                   2.6-2            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2               1.4.10-1+b2      The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3             1.1.1-3          simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2        0.74-1           simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libexif12               0.6.16-2         library to parse EXIF files
ii  libfontconfig1          2.4.2-1.2        generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6            2.3.5-1+b1       FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgconf2-4          GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1 6.5.2-7          A free implementation of the OpenG
ii  libglade2-0             1:2.6.2-1        library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0            2.12.13-1        The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-keyring0       0.8.1-2          GNOME keyring services library
ii  libgnome-menu2          2.18.3-2         an implementation of the freedeskt
ii  libgnome2-0             2.18.0-4         The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0       2.14.0-3         A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgnomekbd1            2.18.2-1         GNOME library to manage keyboard c
ii  libgnomekbdui1          2.18.2-1         User interface library for libgnom
ii  libgnomeui-0            2.18.1-2         The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0          1:2.18.1-2       GNOME Virtual File System (runtime
ii  libgtk2.0-0             2.10.13-1        The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                 2:1.0.3-3        X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  liborbit2               1:2.14.7-0.1     libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpam0g                0.79-4           Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libpango1.0-0           1.16.5-1         Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpng12-0              1.2.15~beta5-2   PNG library - runtime
ii  libpopt0                1.10-3           lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libsm6                  2:1.0.3-1+b1     X11 Session Management library
ii  libx11-6                2:1.0.3-7        X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1             1:1.1.8-2        X cursor management library
ii  libxext6                1:1.0.3-2        X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxfixes3              1:4.0.3-2        X11 miscellaneous 'fixes' extensio
ii  libxi6                  2:1.1.2-1        X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1            1:1.0.2-1        X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxklavier11           3.2-2            X Keyboard Extension high-level AP
ii  libxml2                 2.6.29.dfsg-1    GNOME XML library
ii  libxrandr2              2:1.2.1-1        X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1             1:0.9.2-1        X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxss1                 1:1.1.2-1        X11 Screen Saver extension library
ii  libxxf86misc1           1:1.0.1-2        X11 XFree86 miscellaneous extensio
ii  libxxf86vm1             1:1.0.1-2        X11 XFree86 video mode extension l
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages gnome-screensaver recommends:
ii  gnome-power-manager           2.18.3-1   frontend for gnome-powermanager
pn  rss-glx                       <none>     (no description available)
pn  xscreensaver-gl               <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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