Fwd: How does Xorg deal with the brightness control keys?

Georgiy Treyvus georgiytreyvus at gmail.com
Sat Oct 1 18:00:40 PDT 2011

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From: Marty Jack <martyj19 at comcast.net>
Date: Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 3:01 PM
Subject: Re: How does Xorg deal with the brightness control keys?
To: Georgiy Treyvus <georgiytreyvus at gmail.com>

If you want a response, you need to keep your questions to the mailing list.

On 10/01/2011 02:41 PM, Georgiy Treyvus wrote:
> Fair enough but I don't know what program could be doing this. The problem
exists in both CrunchBang, Mepis(after Openbox is installed that is), and if
I remember correctly even ArchBang. I think Openbox is the likely problem.
Though it may be Xorg or whatever it is that makes the brighness control
keys work on installs without X. And how does that even work on Xless
> I'm on CrunchBang right now and will attach my autostart.sh here. To the
best of my knowledge none of the programd launched grabs the brightness
control keys. If other files are needed to be shown let me know.
> Thanks.
> On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 8:42 AM, Marty Jack <martyj19 at comcast.net <mailto:
martyj19 at comcast.net>> wrote:
>     On 09/30/2011 07:40 PM, Georgiy Treyvus wrote:
>     > In attempting to help fix a possible bug in Openbox I ran into a few
questions. Rather awkward situation. Don't know how to explain. Here's the
backstory. A bug report is worth 1000 words:
>     > https://bugzilla.icculus.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5234
>     >
>     > Granted at this point I'm not sure whether the problem lies with
Xorg or Openbox or even both but perhaps someone can help me shed some light
on the subject.
>     >
>     > Also in CLI only installs of Debian and Arch the brightness control
keys work. Could the problem be on a deeper system level and not Xorg and
>     >
>     > Just trying to get to the bottom of this.
>     >
>     > Thanks.
>     >
>     >
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>     Dana's answer in reply 2 is correct.  You must look at what else is
running on your system.  At this moment you have no evidence whatsoever that
Xorg or Openbox are misoperating.
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