I'm not getting xbindkeys to work.
I did this:
sudo aptitude install xbindkeys xbindkeys --defaults > ~/.xbindkeysrc sudo aptitude install xbindkeys-config xbindkeys xbindkeys-config
To begin with, it doesn't work.
Now, xbindkeys-config has a button in the top-left corner with the caption "Get Key". Although this button seems to work (when I press it and hit a command, it fetches it correctly what I can see) -- although this happens, xbindkeys-config (?) echoes to stdout "xbindkeys: no process found". If there is supposed to be such a process running all the time fetching X events, this is indeed not so, on
ps -e | grep x I only get the usual stuff (i.e., no xbindkeys).
xbindkeys-config also has a way of running the command you wish to tie to a command. This works great, so it is not the "command side" of the thing that is non-responsive.
Just to type
xbindkeys doesn't seem to do anything... I've also tried to run it in .xinitrc, both as a foreground and background process.