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NAME

       atieventsd - ATI external events daemon

SYNOPSIS

       atieventsd [-a SOCKET] [-d] [-h] [-l FILE] [-m FILE] [--nodaemon]
                  [--nosyslog] [-s SOCKET] [-x SCRIPT]

DESCRIPTION

       The ATI External Events Daemon atieventsd is a user-level application
       that monitors various system events such as ACPI or hotplug, then
       notifies the driver via the X extensions interface that the event has
       occured.

       By default, atieventsd prints out logging information to the syslogd(8)
       daemon facility unless --nosyslog is specified. The daemon is shut down
       by sending a SIGTERM to the daemon process, for example, by killall
       atieventsd. The various options are used to control daemon behaviour
       and are explained below.

OPTIONS

       -a SOCKET, --acpidsocket=SOCKET
              Connect to acpid(8) socket located at SOCKET instead of at the
              default location /var/run/acpid.socket.

       -d, --debug
              Output additional debugging information to the log.

       -h, --help
              Show a brief help message and exit.

       -l FILE, --logfile=FILE
              Output logging information to FILE. This output is independent
              of syslog output thus logging to both syslogd(8) and this file
              is possible.

       -m FILE, --modulefile=FILE
              Retrieve kernel module events from FILE instead of
              /proc/dri/0/interrupts.

       --nodaemon
              Run atieventsd in the foreground instead of running as a daemon.

       --nosyslog
              Do not output log messages to syslogd(8). Normally used in
              conjunction with --logfile above to redirect the daemon logging
              information.

       -s SOCKET, --socket=SOCKET
              Create atieventsd socket at SOCKET instead of at
              /var/run/atieventsd.socket. This socket is used by aticonfig(1)
              to send specific events to atieventsd.

       -x SCRIPT, --xauthscript=SCRIPT
              Use X authorization script at SCRIPT instead of at
              /etc/ati/authatieventsd.sh. This script is used by atieventsd to
              be granted authorization access to the X server display. See the
              section below on the X authorization script for further details.

DAEMON POLICIES

       The daemon policies can be adjusted by aticonfig(1) with the use of the
       --set-policy=STRING option to that command tool, where STRING can be
       one of the following values.

       handle_lid
              Enable monitoring of laptop lid open/close events.

       ignore_lid
              Do not monitor of laptop lid open/close events.

X AUTHORIZATION SCRIPT

       The X authorization script provides a distro-neutral way for the daemon
       to gain access to the necessary X server display in order to send it
       commands. The script is located at /etc/ati/authatieventsd.sh unless
       overridden by the use of the --xauthscript keyword above. The script
       takes three parameters:

       The first parameter is either the keyword "grant" to grant access or
       "revoke" to revoke access.

       The second parameter is the display number that the daemon is trying to
       get authorization for, e.g., ":0".

       The third parameter is the name of the X authorization file that the
       daemon is using, as obtained from XauFileName(3x). This file is where
       the authorization needs to be given. Note that this parameter only
       makes sense if xauth(1) is being used. If another mechanism such as
       xhost(1) is being used it can be ignored. If no form of authorization
       is being done, the script can simply return 0 and the daemon will
       assume that it is always authorized.

       The return code from the script should be zero if authorization was
       successfully granted or revoked, and nonzero if an error occurred.

AUTHOR

       ATI Technologies Inc.

REPORTING BUGS

       Please go to http://support.ati.com to report any bugs.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2006 ATI Technologies Inc. There is NO warranty; not even
       for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

       aticonfig(1), acpid(8), syslogd(8), xauth(1), xhost(1)

                                  05/05/2006                     ATIEVENTSD(8)