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Re: Determine time of last keystroke and mouse movement

Adam Jackson wrote:
On Wed, 2009-05-13 at 14:49 -0600, Orion Poplawski wrote:
Is there anyway for periodic (cron like) job running as root on Fedora 10 (and up) to determine time of the last keypress and mouse movement? Back in the day I could look at the access time of /dev/tty7, but this appears to be no longer the case (even when moving to /dev/tty1 to account for the vt1 X shift). Any ideas on how to determine this would be greatly appreciated.

You want the IDLETIME XSync counter in the running X session.  Gnome
already uses this to determine session idleness.

- ajax

That assumes running inside the X session though right? This is a system process started at boot.

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