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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2002 12:54 am    Post subject: Controlling XMMS /w keyboard Reply with quote

hi, im using fluxbox.. i want to control xmms with my keyboard when the focus is NOT on xmms..

eg, i am doing stuff in a xterm windows and i want to be able to press like Alt+A and "Pause" the current song in xmms.. Is it possible to do this? Thx for any help in advance. :)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2002 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

once xmms is running you can issue commands like "xmms --play" and "xmms --fwd" etc. (see man xmms). so all you would have to do is assign ctrl+a to run those commands. basically the same thing I had to do with my fancy media keyboard. except you have to bind regular key combinations where as I just used scancodes. I'm not familiar with fluxbox very well, but I think it uses something called bbkeys (correct me if I'm wrong) to bind key combinations to run specific commands.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2002 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah i know about bbkeys,, flux actually has its own built in.. the command is xmms -p for playing a song.. but the problem is that it launches a new xmms.. if i want to like pause, each time it will load up a new xmms... :(
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2002 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ahh nevermind,,, i got it working perfectly now.. :)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2002 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just out of curiosity what were you doing to cause it to open a new instance every time? i never had that problem.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2002 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

metalhedd wrote:
just out of curiosity what were you doing to cause it to open a new instance every time? i never had that problem.


I think I had this problem before. It was the option in the preferences menu allowing more than one instance of the program.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2002 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my options in xmms had the allow more than 1 instance checked..
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2002 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

download lineak it is enables the "hotkeys" on many newer keyboard (i get my media keys on my MS keyboard :))

there is no ebuild, so good old fashioned ./configure; make; make install will have to do ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2002 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2002 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've tried lineak, personally i prefer hotkeys. it doesn't have built in support for as many types of keyboards, but its got an XML Config file which is easy to modify
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