Ventrilo is a voice communication program for Windows that runs quite well on the latest wine. This article outlines a few workarounds necessary to using Ventrilo naturally on Linux.
Global Push to Talk Hotkey
One problem that wine Ventrilo users face is that the push to talk hotkey only being detected when a wine window (such as Ventrilo itself) is in focus. The solution to this is using ventriloctrl, a simple program that sends X key input to Ventrilo.
Ventriloctrl needs access to your keyboard event. This can be done by running ventriloctrl as root, or preferably by setting a udev rule so it can be accessed by a user. First off,
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