Ubuntu Multimedia :: Exaile ( Hotkeys Not Working

Nov 17, 2010

I have a Logitech g15 keyboard and I cant configure my multimedia keys to work with exaile. I tried the xKeys plugin for exaile but it doesn't work. I even tried setting up this commands in UbuntuTweak but it is not working. While Exaile is running, it can also be controlled via command line arguments. These can be assigned to a keyboard shortcut in your window manager or desktop environment.

exaile -n Play next track
exaile -p Play previous track
exaile -s Stop playback
exaile -a Play currently selected or queued song
exaile -t Pause or resume playback

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Can anyone confirm it's a PA thing or not? Do I have to have PA installed to use it?

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Here was the output:
wmeler@ubuntu1004:~$ exaile
INFO : Loading Exaile
INFO : Loading settings...
INFO : Setting up deferred idle manager function...
INFO : Loading plugins...
INFO : Loading collection...
INFO : Loading devices...
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/exaile/exaile.py", line 52, in <module> main()
File "/usr/lib/exaile/exaile.py", line 49, in main exaile = main.Exaile()
File "/usr/lib/exaile/xl/main.py", line 84, in __init__self.__init()
File "/usr/lib/exaile/xl/main.py", line 189, in __init
location=os.path.join(xdg.get_data_dirs()[0], "covers"))
File "/usr/lib/exaile/xl/cover.py", line 121, in __init__self.load()
File "/usr/lib/exaile/xl/cover.py", line 330, in load data = pickle.load(f)
EOFError Exception in thread Thread-4:Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/threading.py", line 532, in __bootstrap_inner self.run()
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/threading.py", line 484, in run self.__target(*self.__args, **self.__kwargs)
File "/usr/lib/exaile/xl/hal.py", line 66, in connect logger.warning("Failed to connect to HAL,"
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