I'm using the i3 window manager along with GNOME. Everything seems to work except for my media keys--volume up, volume down, brightness up, brightness down, etc. How can I get them to work in the GNOME way? I know I map these keys to certain commands in my i3 config, but GNOME is supposed to handle these things, and also give a nice visual feedback bar for the volume and brightness levels. How can I get media keys to work again? I'm on Arch linux, btw, running GNOME 3.18.
not sure if you still want an anwser. Haven't tested with GNOME, but i use this in my i3config From: Avalanche of sheep
# Multimedia Keys # increase volume bindsym XF86AudioRaiseVolume exec amixer -q set Master 5%+ unmute # decrease volume bindsym XF86AudioLowerVolume exec amixer -q set Master 5%- unmute # mute volume bindsym XF86AudioMute exec amixer -q set Master mute # pause / play / next / previous bindsym XF86AudioPlay exec playerctl play-pause bindsym XF86AudioNext exec playerctl next bindsym XF86AudioPrev exec playerctl previous