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syndaemon

Section: User Commands (1)

Updated: xf86-input-synaptics 1.8.99

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NAME

syndaemon - a program that monitors keyboard activity and disables the touchpad when the keyboard is being used.

SYNOPSIS

syndaemon [-i idle-time] [-m poll-inverval] [-d] [-p pid-file] [-t] [-k] [-K] [-R]

DESCRIPTION

Disabling the touchpad while typing avoids unwanted movements of the pointer that could lead to giving focus to the wrong window.

OPTIONS

-i <idle-time>
How many seconds to wait after the last key press before enabling the touchpad. (default is 2.0s).:
-m <poll-interval>
How many milliseconds to wait between two polling intervals. If this value is too low, it will cause unnecessary wake-ups. If this value is too high, some key presses (press and release happen between two intervals) may not be noticed. This switch has no effect when running with -R. Default is 200ms.:
-d
Start as a daemon, ie in the background.:
-p <pid-file>
Create a pid file with the specified filename. A pid file will only be created if the program is started in daemon mode.:
-t
Only disable tapping and scrolling, not mouse movements, in response to keyboard activity.:
-k
Ignore modifier keys when monitoring keyboard activity.:
-K
Like -k but also ignore Modifier+Key combos.:
-R
Use the XRecord extension for detecting keyboard activity instead of polling the keyboard state.:
-?
Show the help message.:

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

DISPLAY
Specifies the X server to contact.:

EXIT CODES

If syndaemon exists with a return code other than 0, the error encountered is as below.

:Exit code 1 <DD CLASS="c2|Invalid commandline argument.:

:Exit code 2 <DD CLASS="c2|The connection to the X sever could not be established or no touchpad device could be found.:

:Exit code 3 <DD CLASS="c2|The fork into daemon mode failed or the pid file could not be created.:

:Exit code 4 <DD CLASS="c2|XRECORD requested but not available or usable on the server.:

CAVEATS

It doesn't make much sense to connect to a remote X server, because the daemon will then monitor the remote server for keyboard activity, but will disable the touchpad on the local machine.

AUTHORS

Peter Osterlund <[email protected]>.

:This man page was written by Mattia Dongili <[email protected]>

SEE ALSO

Xorg?(1), synclient?(1), synaptics?(4)


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NAME

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

OPTIONS

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

EXIT CODES

CAVEATS

AUTHORS

SEE ALSO


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