lineak_defaultplugin - Macro plugin for the lineakd daemon
LinEAK, Linux support for Easy Access and Internet Keyboards, features
X11 support, windowmanager independence, ability to configure all keys
through GUI or .conf file, volume control and sound controls.
This plugin contains macros that can be used in a configuration file
that facilitate controlling of volume (through the pcm or standard
mixer), cdrom eject, etc. These macros use to be a part of the lineakd
daemon. However, since version 0.8 they have been separated out into
this plugin. The lineakd daemon no longer implicitly knows about
configuration file macros.
lineakd is the daemon that runs in the background of an X session and
listens to incoming events from multimedia buttons.
The default plugin supports 11 Macros. Since lineakd 0.7 macros can
also take one or more arguments.
Macro definitions are as follows.
For the EAK_MUTE, EAK_PCM_MUTE macro. We have three forms that
This is the default and original macro form. In this form you
require a directive in your config file in order for the macro
to know which mixer device to adjust.
e.g. MixerDevice = /dev/mixer
Here X is a number. The number is a volume to mute to. Currently
this needs revisiting. If the number is too low it will merely
change the balance. I suggest a value around 10000. I will fix
this later so that it’s a relative value from the minimum. In
this form you require a directive in your config file in order
for the macro to know which mixer device to adjust.
e.g. MixerDevice = /dev/mixer
X is a volume to mute to, and device is a string name of a mixer
device (e.g. "/dev/mixer" to mute to. As with the previous
macro, you will have to experiment with a good value.
EAK_VOLUP, EAK_PCM_UP, EAK_VOLDOWN, EAK_PCM_DOWN
For the EAK_VOLUP, EAK_PCM_UP and EAK_VOLDOWN, EAK_PCM_DOWN
macros. Each have the following three forms.
Increment or decrement the sound by the default amount. In this
form you require a directive in your config file such as:
MixerDevice = /dev/mixer in order for the macro to know which
mixer device to adjust.
EAK_PCM_UP(X) or EAK_VOLDOWN(X)
Increment or decrement the sound by X. This value is best used
between 1 and 5, and the sound modification code scales the
value, unlike the MUTE macro. In this form you require a
directive in your config file such as: MixerDevice = /dev/mixer
in order for the macro to know which mixer device to adjust.
X is the volume to adjust the following device by. Like the
previous form of this macro, a value of 1-5 is best.
EAK_OPEN_TRAY, EAK_OPEN_TRAY_SCSI, EAK_CLOSE_TRAY
For the EAK_OPEN_TRAY, EAK_OPEN_TRAY_SCSI and EAK_CLOSE_TRAY
macros. There are two forms for each. These are the default
macros. It will eject or close the device defined in your config
file as: CdromDevice = /dev/cdrom
This macro form allows you to choose the device to eject. You
can have a list of one or more devices separated by a comma.
The EAK_SLEEP macro currently does nothing. In the future I will
probably use it to invoke software suspend.
For the EAK_SCREEN_LOCK macro. There is only one form.
EAK_SCREEN_LOCK(X) Where X is either KDE, GNOME or XSCREENSAVER
The values GNOME or XSCREENSAVER do the same thing. They invoke
the Xscreensaver program to lock the desktop.
This macro allows you to use the media detect plugin to run one
of the supported commands. This plugins requires that you have a
configuration file in your ~/.lineak directory called
Valid commands are:
See the media-detect.conf file in this source package for
detailed configuration information.
<options> := <modifers>+<character>
<modifiers> := <modifier>[+<modifier>]
<character> := A single alphanumeric character, (i.e. 0-9 or
an arrow key (Right, Left, Up, Down) or other
<modifier> := A modifier such as shift, control or alt.
For example: "shift+a" or "control+shift+f"
This macro allows you to send events to X. You can send a single
character, such as a,b or c, or you can send combinations of
keys. If you send key combinations, all of the previous keys
must be modifiers such as shift, control or alt. All modifiers
must precede the character you wish to send.
To send the ’$’ key, your options would be: shift+4
To and alt+tab combination, your options would be: alt+Tab
To send a capital a ’A’, your options would be: shift+a
Personal configuration file.
lineakd(1), lineak_kdeplugins(1), lineak_xosdplugin(1).
lineakd was written by Sheldon Lee-Wen <email@example.com> and Mark
Smulders <Mark@PIRnet.nl>. This plugin package is a derivative of code
from the lineakd distribution.