kacpimon

kacpimon(8)                 System Manager's Manual                kacpimon(8)



NAME
       kacpimon - Kernel ACPI Event Monitor

SYNOPSIS
       kacpimon

DESCRIPTION
       kacpimon is a monitor program that connects to three sources of ACPI
       events:

              1. /proc/acpi/event
              2. netlink
              3. the input layer (/dev/input/event*)

       kacpimon then reports on what it sees while it is connected.

       Use kacpimon to make sure your kernel is sending acpi-related events
       via the three sources mentioned above.

       Since both acpid(8) and kacpimon connect to the same sources, be sure
       to stop acpid(8) before running kacpimon.  If you are using upstart(7),
       use initctl(8) to stop acpid(8).  If you are using systemd(1), use
       systemctl(1) to stop acpid(8).  If you aren't using either of those,
       you can try killall(1) to stop acpid(8).

       Be sure to run kacpimon as root or else it won't be able to open
       /proc/acpi/event or the input layer:

              sudo kacpimon

       If you want to pipe the output of kacpimon to a file, be sure to use
       the "Esc" key to exit rather than Ctrl-C.  Using Ctrl-C will cause
       output to be lost.

FILES
       /proc/acpi/event
              kernel ACPI event file

       /dev/input/event*
              input layer event files

SEE ALSO
       acpi_listen(8), acpid(8)

AUTHOR
       Ted Felix <www.tedfelix.com>

TODO
       - Make kacpimon something that actually gets installed?

LICENSE
       kacpimon - Kernel ACPI Event Monitor
       Copyright (C) 2009-2013  Ted Felix (www.tedfelix.com)

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
       Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
       option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
       WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
       MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
       General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
       with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
       59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA Or visit
       www.gnu.org.




                                   Jan 2013                        kacpimon(8)