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Is it possible to run xmms2 stop when I lock the screen with Ctrl+Alt+L?

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Should be.

The desktop-agnostic way is:

  • install xbindkeys
  • create a script that runs your "xmms" command plus "xscreensaver -l" or "kdescreensaver --lock"
  • create a ~/.xbindkeysrc
  • make xbindkeys run at startup

Assuming your script is in /usr/local/bin/lockandstop, ~/.xbindkeysrc should contain:

"/usr/local/bin/lockandstop"
Control + Alt + l

or perhaps

"/usr/local/bin/lockandstop"
Mod4 + l

depending on what xmodmap prints.

But maybe the KDE Control Panel offers an easier way under the keyboard shortcuts section.

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Sounds like a good solution. I just can't find kdescreensaver. Is that the correct command for KDE 4.5? –  Aaron Digulla Jan 12 '11 at 11:28
    
Found a solution via DBus: tips4linux.com/lock-your-kde-screen-from-the-command-line –  Aaron Digulla Jan 12 '11 at 11:34
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