I have a Dell SK-8135 multimedia keyboard plugged into my Ubuntu Jaunty desktop. It’s the keyboard with a string of shortcut keys across the top and a large silver volume control knob. I have spent countless hours trying to get it to work over the last 4 years and just tonight did I think to twiddle it when Banshee delivered up a song that was too loud. Lo and behold! It actually works. And there is a volume notification in the top right of the screen to show me what’s happening. That’s what I like – something just working out the box like it should.