acpi-fakekey - tool to generate fake key events

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Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name acpi-fakekey
Package version 0.142
Package release 6
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 100 B
Download size 25.11 KB
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This package contains a small tool that can be used to generate key events as
if the corresponding key was pressed. It is used by scripts processing ACPI
events to translate these events to key presses but can also be used


Package Version Architecture Repository
acpi-fakekey_0.142-6_i386.deb 0.142 i386 Debian Main
acpi-fakekey - - -


Name Value
init-system-helpers >= 1.18~
libc6 >= 2.15
libsystemd0 -


Name Value
acpi-support << 0.136-1


Type URL
Binary Package acpi-fakekey_0.142-6_amd64.deb
Source Package acpi-support

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install acpi-fakekey deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install acpi-fakekey




2014-11-10 - Michael Meskes <>
acpi-support (0.142-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fixed typo (Closes: #767953)
* Adjust to the fact that AC adapters go by different names.
(Closes: #766632, #767947)
2014-10-21 - Michael Meskes <>
acpi-support (0.142-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* /etc/acpi/ needs to figure out which pm-powersave option to use.
Both, plugging and unplugging, create an ac and a battery event.
(Closes: #761458)
* Make power-funcs work even if ck-list-sessions does not return anything
useful. (Closes: #762176, 763134)
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.6, no changes needed.
* Only accept systemd as power management daemon for some events as it
doesn't handle e.g. battery events. (Closes: #754450)
2014-09-03 - Michael Meskes <>
acpi-support (0.142-4) unstable; urgency=high
* SECURITY UPDATE: unquoted variables that are computed from user processes
- quote variables in policy-funcs, power-funcs, screenblank,
- CVE-2014-0484
2014-08-09 - Michael Meskes <>
acpi-support (0.142-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Execute xtrlock in background because it blocks which prevents suspend.
(Closes: #755172)
* Only check for gnome-settings- instaed of gnome-settings-daemon because
/proc/<pid>/stat only lists the first 15 characters
(Closes: #755969)
* Remove some tests for old power management services.
2014-07-18 - Michael Meskes <>
acpi-support (0.142-2) unstable; urgency=high
* SECURITY UPDATE: root escalation via race in policy-funcs
- lib/policy-funcs: use the X console user instead of the one from an
arbitrary kded4 or gnome-settings-daemon process.
- also source /usr/share/acpi-support/power-funcs.
- CVE-2014-1419
2014-07-07 - Michael Meskes <>
acpi-support (0.142-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Delete config files that may have been left due to a typo.
* Corrected typo in default file. (Closes: #754055)
* Imported Upstream version 0.142
* Remove all configfiles that were obsoleted by the new version.
* Updated key-constants from latest kernel.
2014-06-30 - Michael Meskes <>
acpi-support (0.141-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Removed duplicated lines in changelog
* Improve test for running systemd-logind.
Thanks to Marcin Szewczyk <> (Closes: #752781)
* Revert "Simplified check for active display." (Closes: #752283)
* Added option to shutdown system if suspend fails. (Closes: #704428)
2014-06-19 - Michael Meskes <>
acpi-support (0.141-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Added check for i3lock. (Closes: #732690)
* Downgrade acpi-fakekey dependency to recommendation (Closes: #716777)
* Fixed typo in /etc/acpi/ (Closes: #720639)
* Simplified check for active display.
* Remove old asus brightness conffiles (Closes: #706910)
* Added mate-power-manager and systemd-logind as power managers.
Thanks to (Closes: #738696)
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.5, no changes needed.
* Added systemd support and improved acpi_fakekey.
Thanks to David Härdeman <> (Closes: #717398)
* Make sure on_ac_power error return is not intepreted as not running on AC
power. (Closes: #728692, #741597)
* Added systemd support and improved acpi_fakekey.
Thanks to David Härdeman <> (Closes: #717398)
* Security is more important than speed, therefore make sure display is
locked before suspending. (Closes: #593303, #700696)
* All screen lockers should be suggested alternatives (Closes: #737945)
* Removed deprecated setting of init priorities.
* Canonicalized VCS information.
2012-12-06 - Michael Meskes <>
acpi-support (0.141-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Check for running screensavers before looking for installed ones.
(Closes: #692262)

See Also

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acpi-support-base_0.142-6_all.deb scripts for handling base ACPI events such as the power button
acpi-support_0.142-6_all.deb scripts for handling many ACPI events
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acpica-tools_20140926-1_amd64.deb ACPICA tools for the development and debug of ACPI tables
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