NAMEkacpimon - Kernel ACPI Event Monitor
DESCRIPTIONkacpimon 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 and kacpimon connect to the same sources, be sure to kill acpid before running kacpimon: sudo killall acpid Also 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 ALSOacpi_listen(8), acpid(8)
AUTHORTed Felix <www.tedfelix.com>
TODO- Make kacpimon something that actually gets installed?
LICENSEkacpimon - Kernel ACPI Event Monitor Copyright (C) 2009 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. Nov 2009 KACPIMON(8)