FS#31836 - [xf86-input-evdev] issues with multimedia keys (using gnome shell)

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Mike (asphantix) - Sunday, 07 October 2012, 23:12 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Saturday, 13 October 2012, 19:10 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Testing
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan de Groot (JGC)
Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Architecture x86_64
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 6
Private No


- all of the laptop's multimedia keys like brightness, volume, etc. do not invoke gnome's on screen display anymore -> so no feedback anymore.
- the volume keys (volume up and volume down) do not work -> no change in volume (all other keys work but with no feedback)

supected package:
xf86-input-evdev 2.7.3-2

Steps to reproduce:
I upgraded the following x packages:

[2012-10-07 00:06] upgraded xf86-input-evdev (2.7.3-1 -> 2.7.3-2)
[2012-10-07 00:06] upgraded xf86-input-synaptics (1.6.2-1 -> 1.6.2-2)
[2012-10-07 00:06] upgraded xf86-video-intel (2.20.9-1 -> 2.20.9-2)
[2012-10-07 00:06] upgraded xorg-server-common (1.12.4-1 -> 1.13.0-2)
[2012-10-07 00:06] upgraded xorg-server (1.12.4-1 -> 1.13.0-2)

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Closed by  Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Saturday, 13 October 2012, 19:10 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:   FS#31910 
Comment by Muflone (muflone) - Friday, 12 October 2012, 10:10 GMT
I've a keyboard with many multimedia keys and after upgrading the xorg-server 1.13 packages I cannot use any button to start applications in GNOME.
Downgrading the following packages the defect disappears:

However "xev" returns the corresponding keycodes for the multimedia keys and the GNOME shortcut dialog recognizes the pressed key (assigning it to a desired shortcut) but after it doesn't trigger the assigned shortcut.

So it could be some change in the new xorg-server which is not fully recognized in GNOME 3.4.2.
Maybe a GNOME core bug?