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#1 2022-09-08 18:07:45

krith
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Registered: 2022-01-09
Posts: 8

Keyboard shortcuts not binding. Volume, I can't even...

My custom keyboard shortcuts are no longer working. The settings files still have them.

For example, I have associated Ctrl+Alt+Super with opening the whisker menu. It does nothing, but the configuration is still there. However, I can open the whisker menu with:

> xdotool key Ctrl+Alt+Super

It works! (this does not work in other questions, I have found a handful of information on the Internet, none of which seems to apply to my case).


Perhaps not coincidentally, I am having issues with the audio in the 3.5mm jack too. I have to set the volume to maximum just to make it audible, and by doing so any white noise increases in volume too. The 3.5mm jack has always had white noise, but most people will not notice it unless when playing a silence audio file, and setting the volume to maximum (as I am doing).
I get a handful of warnings with xfce4-volumed:

> xfce4-volumed

...

** (xfce4-volumed:11486): WARNING **: 11:11:57.249: Binding '<Ctrl><Alt><Super>XF86AudioMute' failed!

If I check the x-session errors:

> cat ~/.xsession-errors

...

(thunar-volman:12718): dbind-WARNING **: 11:25:38.044: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus:
Failed to connect to socket /root/.cache/at-spi/bus_0.0: Permission denied thunar-volman:
Unsupported input device type "(null)".

(thunar-volman:12726): dbind-WARNING **: 11:25:38.134: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus:
Failed to connect to socket /root/.cache/at-spi/bus_0.0: Permission denied thunar-volman:
Unsupported input device type "/dev/input/event23".

(pavucontrol:13127): dbind-WARNING **: 11:35:54.151: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus:
Failed to connect to socket /root/.cache/at-spi/bus_0.0: Permission denied

Finally:

  1. Bluetooth headset works properly.

  2. I can adjust the volume with its buttons.

  3. That does not seem to be the "master" volume but application-dependent, but at this point I am confused.

  4. My keyboard has a wheel to adjust the master volume, it is still effective, but negligible (similar to the problems with the 3.5mm jack). That seems to be the "master" volume.

  5. > pavucontrol
    1. Output devices (tab) volume has no impact (on anything), this is what I consider the "master" volume.

    2. Playback tab shows applications and where the audioStream is going to (e.g. bluetooth headset). Setting the volume here is effective.

Hopefully this is not a hard question. The situation is very confusing for me, TBH.

Last edited by krith (2022-09-08 18:08:40)

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#2 2022-09-08 22:17:18

ToZ
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts not binding. Volume, I can't even...

Lets tackle the keyboard shortcuts not working issue first.
Which version of Xfce?

Is the xfce4-settings process still running? Does running:

xfsettingsd --replace

...fix the issue?

Can you post back the full content of your ~/.xsession-errors log file?

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#3 2022-09-09 13:06:11

krith
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts not binding. Volume, I can't even...

I thought I had tried everything yesterday. Apparently, I could still reboot again. Now:

  1. the sound is back, and

  2. the whisker menu is more fun:

    1. Ctrl+Alt+Super L makes the menu pop, for a fraction of a second

    2. Then the cursor changes to a cross, which seems to close windows when clicking on them. I am guessing the key chord is bound twice (could not find where, though).

  3. The version is upgraded

    # aptitude show xfdesktop4
    Package: xfdesktop4                      
    Version: 4.16.0-1
    State: installed
    Automatically installed: no
  4. > xfsettingsd --replace
    1. It produces no output and I have to kill the process because it does not terminate.

    2. It does not seem to do anything, but it does something.

    3. If I run it as root, the look and feel of the windows manager changes, and it is restored when I run the command as my user.

  5. # ps -e | grep xfce4-settings

    produces no output.

  6. > cat ~/.xsession-errors
    
    
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS=unix:path=/run/user/1000/bus
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting DISPLAY=:0
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XAUTHORITY=/home/krith/.Xauthority
    /etc/X11/Xsession.d/30x11-common_xresources: line 16: has_option: command not found
    /etc/X11/Xsession.d/75dbus_dbus-launch: line 9: has_option: command not found
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting QT_ACCESSIBILITY=1
    /etc/X11/Xsession.d/90x11-common_ssh-agent: line 9: has_option: command not found
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting SHELL=/bin/bash
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting QT_ACCESSIBILITY=1
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_CONFIG_DIRS=/etc/xdg/xdg-xubuntu:/etc/xdg
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_SESSION_PATH=/org/freedesktop/DisplayManager/Session0
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting CLUTTER_BACKEND=x11
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LANGUAGE=en_US
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting MANDATORY_PATH=/usr/share/gconf/xubuntu.mandatory.path
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LC_ADDRESS=en_IE.UTF-8
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LC_NAME=en_IE.UTF-8
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting DESKTOP_SESSION=xubuntu
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LC_MONETARY=en_IE.UTF-8
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting PWD=/home/krith
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_SESSION_DESKTOP=xubuntu
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LOGNAME=krith
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting QT_QPA_PLATFORMTHEME=gtk2
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_SESSION_TYPE=x11
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting GPG_AGENT_INFO=/run/user/1000/gnupg/S.gpg-agent:0:1
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XAUTHORITY=/home/krith/.Xauthority
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_GREETER_DATA_DIR=/var/lib/lightdm-data/krith
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting GDM_LANG=en_US
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting HOME=/home/krith
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting IM_CONFIG_PHASE=1
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LC_PAPER=en_IE.UTF-8
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LANG=en_US.UTF-8
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=XFCE
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_SEAT_PATH=/org/freedesktop/DisplayManager/Seat0
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_SESSION_CLASS=user
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LC_IDENTIFICATION=en_IE.UTF-8
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting GTK_OVERLAY_SCROLLING=0
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting DEFAULTS_PATH=/usr/share/gconf/xubuntu.default.path
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting USER=krith
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting DISPLAY=:0
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting SHLVL=1
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LC_TELEPHONE=en_IE.UTF-8
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LC_MEASUREMENT=en_IE.UTF-8
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting PAPERSIZE=a4
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=/run/user/1000
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LC_TIME=en_IE.UTF-8
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_DATA_DIRS=/usr/share/xubuntu:/usr/share/xfce4:/usr/local/share:/usr/share:/var/lib/snapd/desktop
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting PATH=/home/krith/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games:/snap/bin
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting GDMSESSION=xubuntu
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS=unix:path=/run/user/1000/bus
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LC_NUMERIC=en_IE.UTF-8
    dbus-update-activation-environment: setting _=/usr/bin/dbus-update-activation-environment
    /usr/bin/iceauth:  creating new authority file /run/user/1000/ICEauthority
    
    (xfwm4:1649): xfwm4-WARNING **: 10:35:08.390: Unsupported GL renderer (llvmpipe (LLVM 13.0.1, 256 bits)).
    
    (xfwm4:1649): xfwm4-WARNING **: 10:35:08.450: Another compositing manager is running on screen 1
    
    (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:1983): GLib-CRITICAL **: 10:35:10.963: g_variant_new_string: assertion 'string != NULL' failed
    
    (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:1983): polkit-gnome-1-WARNING **: 10:35:10.964: Failed to register client: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files
    
    ** (xfce4-power-manager:1949): WARNING **: 10:35:10.964: Failed to get name owner: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NameHasNoOwner: Could not get owner of name 'org.freedesktop.PowerManagement': no such name
    
    
    ** (xfce4-power-manager:1949): WARNING **: 10:35:10.965: Failed to get name owner: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NameHasNoOwner: Could not get owner of name 'org.xfce.PowerManager': no such name
    
    libEGL warning: DRI3: Screen seems not DRI3 capable
    libEGL warning: DRI2: failed to authenticate
    
    ** (xfce4-screensaver:1993): WARNING **: 10:35:11.522: screensaver already running in this session
    
    (xfce4-power-manager:1949): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: 10:35:11.539: ../../../gobject/gsignal.c:2613: signal 'Changed' is invalid for instance '0x56127b648920' of type 'GDBusProxy'
    
    (xfce4-power-manager:1949): xfce4-power-manager-WARNING **: 10:35:11.604: could not map keysym 1008ffa8 to keycode
    
    
    ** (xfce4-power-manager:1949): WARNING **: 10:35:11.616: could not get output property
    xfce4-power-manager-Message: 10:35:11.647: Set kernel brightness switch to 0
    blueman-applet 10.35.11 WARNING  PluginManager:147 __load_plugin: Not loading PPPSupport because its conflict has higher priority
    blueman-applet 10.35.11 WARNING  PluginManager:147 __load_plugin: Not loading DhcpClient because its conflict has higher priority
    
    ** (wrapper-2.0:1909): WARNING **: 10:35:12.321: could not get output property
    
    ** (wrapper-2.0:1907): WARNING **: 10:35:12.389: Binding 'XF86AudioLowerVolume' failed!
    
    (wrapper-2.0:1907): pulseaudio-plugin-WARNING **: 10:35:12.389: Could not have grabbed volume control keys. Is another volume control application (xfce4-volumed) running?
    
    (wrapper-2.0:1907): Gtk-WARNING **: 10:35:12.441: Negative content width -3 (allocation 1, extents 2x2) while allocating gadget (node button, owner PulseaudioButton)
    
    (wrapper-2.0:1905): Gtk-WARNING **: 10:35:12.455: Negative content width -3 (allocation 1, extents 2x2) while allocating gadget (node button, owner GtkToggleButton)
    
    (wrapper-2.0:1909): Gtk-WARNING **: 10:35:12.465: Negative content width -3 (allocation 1, extents 2x2) while allocating gadget (node button, owner PowerManagerButton)
    
    (wrapper-2.0:1919): Gtk-WARNING **: 10:35:12.718: Negative content width -19 (allocation 1, extents 10x10) while allocating gadget (node button, owner PlacesButton)
    
    (xfce4-panel:1895): xfce4-panel-CRITICAL **: 10:35:19.191: panel-window.c:2391 (panel_window_active_window_geometry_changed): expression 'WNCK_IS_WINDOW (active_window)' failed.
    xkill:  unable to grab cursor
    xkill:  unable to grab cursor
    xkill:  unable to grab cursor
    
    (xfce4-panel:1895): Gtk-WARNING **: 10:36:17.700: Content added to the action area of a dialog using header bars
    
    (xfce4-panel:1895): Gtk-WARNING **: 10:36:17.700: Content added to the action area of a dialog using header bars
    
    (xfce4-panel:1895): Gtk-WARNING **: 10:36:29.786: Content added to the action area of a dialog using header bars
    
    (xfce4-panel:1895): Gtk-WARNING **: 10:36:29.787: Content added to the action area of a dialog using header bars
    
    (xfce4-panel:1895): libclock-WARNING **: 10:36:29.799: Getting a time preview failed for format specifier %r, so omitting it from the list of default formats.
    
    (xfce4-panel:1895): Gtk-WARNING **: 10:36:37.554: Content added to the action area of a dialog using header bars
    
    (xfce4-panel:1895): Gtk-WARNING **: 10:36:37.554: Content added to the action area of a dialog using header bars
    
    (wrapper-2.0:1908): Gtk-WARNING **: 10:36:56.259: Content added to the action area of a dialog using header bars
    
    (wrapper-2.0:1906): Gtk-WARNING **: 10:37:02.251: Content added to the action area of a dialog using header bars
    
    (wrapper-2.0:1906): Gtk-WARNING **: 10:37:02.253: Content added to the action area of a dialog using header bars
    xfsettingsd: Another instance took over. Leaving...
    libva error: vaGetDriverNameByIndex() failed with unknown libva error, driver_name = (null)
    [4792:4792:0909/104616.042775:ERROR:viz_main_impl.cc(186)] Exiting GPU process due to errors during initialization
    libva error: vaGetDriverNameByIndex() failed with unknown libva error, driver_name = (null)
    [4845:4845:0909/104621.575764:ERROR:viz_main_impl.cc(186)] Exiting GPU process due to errors during initialization
    libva error: vaGetDriverNameByIndex() failed with unknown libva error, driver_name = (null)
    [4908:4908:0909/104628.555210:ERROR:viz_main_impl.cc(186)] Exiting GPU process due to errors during initialization
    libva error: vaGetDriverNameByIndex() failed with unknown libva error, driver_name = (null)
    [4948:4948:0909/104629.107287:ERROR:viz_main_impl.cc(186)] Exiting GPU process due to errors during initialization
    libva error: vaGetDriverNameByIndex() failed with unknown libva error, driver_name = (null)
    [4978:4978:0909/104629.489428:ERROR:viz_main_impl.cc(186)] Exiting GPU process due to errors during initialization
    libva error: vaGetDriverNameByIndex() failed with unknown libva error, driver_name = (null)
    [5008:5008:0909/104629.867963:ERROR:viz_main_impl.cc(186)] Exiting GPU process due to errors during initialization
    libva error: vaGetDriverNameByIndex() failed with unknown libva error, driver_name = (null)
    [4871:7:0909/104632.362325:ERROR:command_buffer_proxy_impl.cc(128)] ContextResult::kTransientFailure: Failed to send GpuControl.CreateCommandBuffer.
    [4746:4746:0909/104643.994076:ERROR:CONSOLE(0)] "Unchecked runtime.lastError: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.", source: https://ogs.google.com/u/0/widget/app?origin=chrome-untrusted%3A%2F%2Fnew-tab-page&origin=chrome%3A%2F%2Fnew-tab-page&cn=app&pid=1&spid=243&hl=en (0)
    [4746:4746:0909/104644.575285:ERROR:CONSOLE(64)] "Unchecked runtime.lastError: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.", source: https://ogs.google.com/u/0/widget/app?origin=chrome-untrusted%3A%2F%2Fnew-tab-page&origin=chrome%3A%2F%2Fnew-tab-page&cn=app&pid=1&spid=243&hl=en (64)
    libva error: vaGetDriverNameByIndex() failed with unknown libva error, driver_name = (null)
    [5295:5295:0909/104716.688027:ERROR:viz_main_impl.cc(186)] Exiting GPU process due to errors during initialization
    libva error: vaGetDriverNameByIndex() failed with unknown libva error, driver_name = (null)
    [5345:5345:0909/104717.067041:ERROR:viz_main_impl.cc(186)] Exiting GPU process due to errors during initialization
    libva error: vaGetDriverNameByIndex() failed with unknown libva error, driver_name = (null)
    [5369:7:0909/104717.139771:ERROR:command_buffer_proxy_impl.cc(128)] ContextResult::kTransientFailure: Failed to send GpuControl.CreateCommandBuffer.
    Error in cpuinfo: failed to parse processor information from /proc/cpuinfo
    Error in cpuinfo: failed to parse processor information from /proc/cpuinfo
    Error in cpuinfo: failed to parse processor information from /proc/cpuinfo
    [5253:5253:0909/111101.439433:ERROR:interface_endpoint_client.cc(689)] Message 1 rejected by interface blink.mojom.WidgetHost
    Error in cpuinfo: failed to parse processor information from /proc/cpuinfo
    Error in cpuinfo: failed to parse processor information from /proc/cpuinfo
    Error in cpuinfo: failed to parse processor information from /proc/cpuinfo
    
    (xfce4-keyboard-settings:15342): Gtk-WARNING **: 11:34:46.672: Content added to the action area of a dialog using header bars
    
    (xfce4-keyboard-settings:15342): Gtk-WARNING **: 11:34:46.672: Content added to the action area of a dialog using header bars
    
    (xfce4-keyboard-settings:15342): Gtk-WARNING **: 11:34:46.674: Content added to the action area of a dialog using header bars
    
    (xfce4-keyboard-settings:15342): Gtk-WARNING **: 11:34:46.674: Content added to the action area of a dialog using header bars
    
    (Thunar:1899): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: 11:40:41.306: invalid uninstantiatable type '-g-type-private--GTypeFlags' in cast to 'GObject'
    
    (Thunar:1899): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 11:40:41.306: g_object_set_qdata: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
    
    (Thunar:1899): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: 11:40:48.497: invalid uninstantiatable type '(null)' in cast to 'GObject'
    
    (Thunar:1899): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 11:40:48.497: g_object_set_qdata: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
    xfsettingsd: Another instance took over. Leaving...

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#4 2022-09-09 19:26:29

ToZ
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts not binding. Volume, I can't even...

krith wrote:

*Ctrl+Alt+Super L makes the menu pop, for a fraction of a second
*Then the cursor changes to a cross, which seems to close windows when clicking on them. I am guessing the key chord is bound twice (could not find where, though).

Do any of the following commands return anything:

xfconf-query -c xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts -lv | grep xkill
fgrep -ri xkill ~/.config/autostart
cat ~/.xbindkeysrs | grep xkill

If I run it as root, the look and feel of the windows manager changes, and it is restored when I run the command as my user.

Its not meant to be run as root - only run it as regular user.

From your ~/.xsession-errors log file:

xkill:  unable to grab cursor
xkill:  unable to grab cursor
xkill:  unable to grab cursor

...something is calling xkill.

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#5 2022-09-09 19:46:14

krith
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts not binding. Volume, I can't even...

Only the first one:

> xfconf-query -c xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts -lv | grep xkill
/commands/custom/<Primary><Alt>Escape      xkill
/commands/default/<Primary><Alt>Escape     xkill

The other files do not exist.

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#6 2022-09-10 02:39:22

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Re: Keyboard shortcuts not binding. Volume, I can't even...

Do you have xcape installed? Is it bound to a hotkey?

xfconf-query -c xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts -lv | grep xcape

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#7 2022-09-11 14:24:40

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Re: Keyboard shortcuts not binding. Volume, I can't even...

No, no output from that command.

PD: there are two locations for configuration:

  1. Settings Manager > Keyboard > Application shortcuts

  2. Settings Editor > xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts

The latter does not seem very effective, most shortcuts do nothing. I have removed references to xkill there. Now, the whisker menu still appears for a fraction of a second, but at least I am not closing windows after that. If I keep trying, occasionally the whisker menu stays open, it normally takes between 5 and 10 attempts to achieve.

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#8 2022-09-11 14:57:22

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Re: Keyboard shortcuts not binding. Volume, I can't even...

Interesting. Something is running xkill and its somehow mapped to your shortcut. I'm not sure what it is though. If you don't use xkill, maybe you could uninstall it?

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#9 2022-09-11 15:11:56

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Re: Keyboard shortcuts not binding. Volume, I can't even...

Ah, I added a PD to the previous post, but I repeat here:

PD: there are two locations for configuration:

  1. Settings Manager > Keyboard > Application shortcuts

  2. Settings Editor > xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts

The latter does not seem very effective, most shortcuts do nothing. I have removed references to xkill there. Now, the whisker menu still appears for a fraction of a second, but at least I am not closing windows after that. If I keep trying, occasionally the whisker menu stays open, it normally takes between 5 and 10 attempts to achieve.

xkill was mapped to <Super>Esc, now it seems to not be mapped to anything (I do not get the cursor as an 'x' that will kill any window), but still the whisker menu does not behave properly.

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#10 2022-09-12 12:00:37

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Re: Keyboard shortcuts not binding. Volume, I can't even...

Out of frustration, I have added the shortcut to <Ctrl>+<Super L>+Z, and it works perfectly like that.

I have gone through the errors and I see no mention of xkill.

At some point, the behavior of <Super L> changed:

  1. Before:

    1. Linking only <Super L> to the whisker menu would not allow using <Super L> for other keyboard configurations

      • For example <Super L>+E opens Thunar for me.

      • I had to map <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Super L>, which has been my configuration for years.

  2. Now:

    1. I can get the whisker menu if I press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Super L> and I do not release it.

      • This may be related with the "sticky keys" configuration.

    2. If I configure the whisker menu to use <Super L> only

      • I get the same behavior: I have to keep it pressed for a while, or the menu leaves.

      • I can still open Thunar with <Super L>+E, but then the whisker menu stays on the screen.

Now I am getting the following errors:

dbus-update-activation-environment: setting DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS=unix:path=/run/user/1000/bus
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting DISPLAY=:0
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XAUTHORITY=/home/krith/.Xauthority
/etc/X11/Xsession.d/30x11-common_xresources: line 16: has_option: command not found
/etc/X11/Xsession.d/75dbus_dbus-launch: line 9: has_option: command not found
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting QT_ACCESSIBILITY=1
/etc/X11/Xsession.d/90x11-common_ssh-agent: line 9: has_option: command not found
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting SHELL=/bin/bash
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting QT_ACCESSIBILITY=1
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_CONFIG_DIRS=/etc/xdg/xdg-xubuntu:/etc/xdg
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_SESSION_PATH=/org/freedesktop/DisplayManager/Session0
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting CLUTTER_BACKEND=x11
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LANGUAGE=en_US
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting MANDATORY_PATH=/usr/share/gconf/xubuntu.mandatory.path
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LC_ADDRESS=en_IE.UTF-8
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LC_NAME=en_IE.UTF-8
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting DESKTOP_SESSION=xubuntu
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LC_MONETARY=en_IE.UTF-8
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting PWD=/home/krith
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_SESSION_DESKTOP=xubuntu
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LOGNAME=krith
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting QT_QPA_PLATFORMTHEME=gtk2
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_SESSION_TYPE=x11
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting GPG_AGENT_INFO=/run/user/1000/gnupg/S.gpg-agent:0:1
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XAUTHORITY=/home/krith/.Xauthority
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_GREETER_DATA_DIR=/var/lib/lightdm-data/krith
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting GDM_LANG=en_US
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting HOME=/home/krith
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting IM_CONFIG_PHASE=1
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LC_PAPER=en_IE.UTF-8
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LANG=en_US.UTF-8
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=XFCE
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_SEAT_PATH=/org/freedesktop/DisplayManager/Seat0
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_SESSION_CLASS=user
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LC_IDENTIFICATION=en_IE.UTF-8
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting GTK_OVERLAY_SCROLLING=0
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting DEFAULTS_PATH=/usr/share/gconf/xubuntu.default.path
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting USER=krith
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting DISPLAY=:0
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting SHLVL=1
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LC_TELEPHONE=en_IE.UTF-8
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LC_MEASUREMENT=en_IE.UTF-8
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting PAPERSIZE=a4
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=/run/user/1000
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LC_TIME=en_IE.UTF-8
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_DATA_DIRS=/usr/share/xubuntu:/usr/share/xfce4:/usr/local/share:/usr/share:/var/lib/snapd/desktop
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting PATH=/home/krith/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games:/snap/bin
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting GDMSESSION=xubuntu
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS=unix:path=/run/user/1000/bus
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LC_NUMERIC=en_IE.UTF-8
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting _=/usr/bin/dbus-update-activation-environment
/usr/bin/iceauth:  creating new authority file /run/user/1000/ICEauthority

(xfwm4:1908): xfwm4-WARNING **: 08:45:27.982: Unsupported GL renderer (llvmpipe (LLVM 13.0.1, 256 bits)).

(xfwm4:1908): xfwm4-WARNING **: 08:45:28.028: Another compositing manager is running on screen 1

** (xfce4-power-manager:2001): WARNING **: 08:45:29.679: Failed to get name owner: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NameHasNoOwner: Could not get owner of name 'org.freedesktop.PowerManagement': no such name


** (xfce4-power-manager:2001): WARNING **: 08:45:29.680: Failed to get name owner: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NameHasNoOwner: Could not get owner of name 'org.xfce.PowerManager': no such name


(polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:2030): GLib-CRITICAL **: 08:45:29.705: g_variant_new_string: assertion 'string != NULL' failed

(polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:2030): polkit-gnome-1-WARNING **: 08:45:29.706: Failed to register client: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files

** (xfce4-screensaver:2044): WARNING **: 08:45:30.002: screensaver already running in this session

(xfce4-power-manager:2001): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: 08:45:30.009: ../../../gobject/gsignal.c:2613: signal 'Changed' is invalid for instance '0x559a6b8ef120' of type 'GDBusProxy'
libEGL warning: DRI3: Screen seems not DRI3 capable
libEGL warning: DRI2: failed to authenticate

(xfce4-power-manager:2001): xfce4-power-manager-WARNING **: 08:45:30.115: could not map keysym 1008ffa8 to keycode


** (xfce4-power-manager:2001): WARNING **: 08:45:30.130: could not get output property
xfce4-power-manager-Message: 08:45:30.163: Set kernel brightness switch to 0
blueman-applet 08.45.30 WARNING  PluginManager:147 __load_plugin: Not loading PPPSupport because its conflict has higher priority
blueman-applet 08.45.30 WARNING  PluginManager:147 __load_plugin: Not loading DhcpClient because its conflict has higher priority

** (wrapper-2.0:1960): WARNING **: 08:45:30.820: could not get output property

** (wrapper-2.0:1959): WARNING **: 08:45:30.858: Binding 'XF86AudioLowerVolume' failed!

(wrapper-2.0:1959): pulseaudio-plugin-WARNING **: 08:45:30.858: Could not have grabbed volume control keys. Is another volume control application (xfce4-volumed) running?

(wrapper-2.0:1959): Gtk-WARNING **: 08:45:30.902: Negative content width -3 (allocation 1, extents 2x2) while allocating gadget (node button, owner PulseaudioButton)

(wrapper-2.0:1960): Gtk-WARNING **: 08:45:30.923: Negative content width -3 (allocation 1, extents 2x2) while allocating gadget (node button, owner PowerManagerButton)

(wrapper-2.0:1957): Gtk-WARNING **: 08:45:30.971: Negative content width -3 (allocation 1, extents 2x2) while allocating gadget (node button, owner GtkToggleButton)

(wrapper-2.0:1966): Gtk-WARNING **: 08:45:31.000: Negative content width -19 (allocation 1, extents 10x10) while allocating gadget (node button, owner PlacesButton)

I see two main conflicts:

  1. pulseaudio with volumed

  2. xfce4-screensaver with something

Currently, everything works. I just have the feeling that this will come to bite me in the ass at some point in the future, or perhaps I will do a dist-upgrade first. ?

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#11 2022-09-12 17:52:57

ToZ
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From: Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 9,211

Re: Keyboard shortcuts not binding. Volume, I can't even...

There must have been a change then but I'm unaware of what that would be. The problem with using just modifier keys as shortcuts is that they will double execute like you are experiencing (the shortcut for the modifier + the shortcut for any modifier + key). Thats why its recommended to use something like xcape if you want to use a modifier key only for a shortcut.

When you say "before" and "after", what versions of Xfce are you referring to?

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#12 2022-09-13 11:35:18

krith
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Registered: 2022-01-09
Posts: 8

Re: Keyboard shortcuts not binding. Volume, I can't even...

Before and after are possibly the same xfce version. I am not sure about what changed, I just updated everything without looking much into it:

aptitude update ; aptitude -y safe-upgrade

Should be safe, but seeing that some things broke, I doubled down on it with a dist-upgrade. Now everything is in a fairly confusing state.

I was hoping this would be easy to fix, but I will be repurposing this PC and reinstalling everything from scratch in January anyway, so I guess investing more time in this at this point is unwise.

Thank you very much for all your help. I will keep the pointers to files and tools for the next time I need to diagnose some similar problem.

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