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Re: [Condor-users] KeyBoard Idle Time infinite
- Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 15:12:03 -0600
- From: Todd Tannenbaum <tannenba@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Condor-users] KeyBoard Idle Time infinite
Preston Smith wrote:
Steve Wilson in Biology here at Purdue came up with a neat trick.:
"I wrote a short program (condor_usb_fix) to monitor USB activity (/
dev/input/mice, in my case) and then update the access time on another
file ( I use /dev/condor_mouse). I changed Condor's configuration to
include this new "device file" (condor_mouse):
CONSOLE_DEVICES = mouse, console, condor_mouse
Then I added lines to start and stop my daemon from the Condor init
The code snip is at
I don't use it personally (don't run any the desktop Condor systems)
but Steve does, and this seems to do the trick in his environment.
Love it. Only downside is it needs root access. I'll see if I can
incorporate this idea into future releases....
Anybody else have solutions?
Todd Tannenbaum University of Wisconsin-Madison
Condor Project Research Department of Computer Sciences
tannenba@xxxxxxxxxxx 1210 W. Dayton St. Rm #4257
Phone: (608) 263-7132 Madison, WI 53706-1685