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syndaemon(1)		    General Commands Manual		  syndaemon(1)

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  en-
	      abling 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 hap-
	      pen 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  re-
	      sponse 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 in-
	      stead 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  encoun-
       tered is	as below.

       Exit code 1
	      Invalid commandline argument.

       Exit code 2
	      The  connection  to  the	X sever	could not be established or no
	      touchpad device could be found.

       Exit code 3
	      The fork into daemon mode	failed or the pid file	could  not  be
	      created.

       Exit code 4
	      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 <petero2@telia.com>.

       This man	page was written by Mattia Dongili <malattia@debian.org>

SEE ALSO
       Xorg(1),	synclient(1), synaptics(4x)

X Version 11		  xf86-input-synaptics 1.9.0		  syndaemon(1)

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