[Bug 76289] Keyboard shortcut setting from USB headphones problematic

Chris Boyle launchpad at cmb.is-a-geek.org
Mon Dec 18 15:31:30 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: gnome-control-center

I have Speed-Link SL-8795 headphones with buttons on a mid-cable block;
two of these buttons (marked VOL- and VOL+) show up as a USB input
device. When I try to assign these to "Play (or play/pause)" and "Skip
to next track" respectively, they show up as 0xae and 0xb0 and function
properly (modulo a restart of some applications) but if I logout and
login again, this state is not restored properly. The settings appear as
I left them, but the buttons do nothing. Setting them again makes them
work for the rest of that session; I must do this on each login.

It may also be relevant (and may merit splitting to a new bug) that
whenever the settings appear as 0xae and 0xb0 and are working (i.e. I
have set them during this session), setting them again makes them appear
as XF86AudioPlay and XF86AudioNext and stop working. Further attempts to
set them will toggle between these two states (hex codes and working vs
names and not working).

** Affects: control-center (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Unconfirmed

Keyboard shortcut setting from USB headphones problematic

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