How does Xorg deal with the brightness control keys?

Georgiy Treyvus georgiytreyvus at
Fri Sep 30 16:40:45 PDT 2011

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:

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

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.

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