Improved xkbbell Support?

Paul DeStefano paul.destefano at
Wed Dec 1 03:17:41 CET 2010

Hello Xfce,

 	Thanks for making my favorite window manager and desktop 

 	The current implementation of the Xfce desktop on Fedora lacks any 
support for the xkbbell event's I've come to depend on over many years. 
Ubuntu seems to be using the x11 modules for pulseaudio, but the Fedora 
maintainers and the PulseAudio maintainers say this is a terrible idea. 
I've reported the problem to Fedora bugzilla, but my bug has already been 
passed from the Xfce group to the pa group and now to the KDE group and I 
get the feeling it may not work out very well.
 	Considering the trend to pulseaudio and the absence of PC speakers 
in many modern systems, are there plans to provided support for xkbbell 
events in Xfce?  Specifically, I'm asking that xkbbell be mapped into the 
active event sound scheme so it can be handled and configured like all the 
other sounds that already work with pulseaudio.

Thank you,

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