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alv
1st June 2006, 05:09 PM
I recently installed FC 5 on my Asus laptop without too many difficulties. At this point, I am working on setting up my hotkeys with ACPI. I have been fairly successful so far, but I am stuck on a key that is supposed to launch a web browser. Here is what I have done:

/etc/acpi/events/browser.conf
event=hotkey.*51[[:space:]].*
action=/etc/acpi/actions/browser.sh

/etc/acpi/actions/browser.sh
if [ $USERNAME == root ]; then
firefox &
else
su - $USERNAME -c export DISPLAY=:0.0;firefox &
fi

I chmoded the script after creating it. I also restarted acpid.

When the terminal window (with root as user) is still open and I press the button, the browser launches. After closing the terminal window, however, the button fails to work again. Is this some sort of privileges issue or something else? I am pretty new to Linux and I didn't write the script myself.