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Re: Can only burn coasters now

On Fri, Sep 29, 2006 at 01:33:00PM +1200, Chris Bannister wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 25, 2006 at 09:02:55PM -0400, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> > Hello list members,
> [..] 
> > This brings me to my question.  Does anyone know of a way to get the
> > system to notify me of any changes to the DMA status of the drives?  On
> > looking back in the syslog, I see this entry:
> > 
> > Sep 24 17:38:16 miami vmunix: hdd: DMA disabled
> > 
> > However, I am wondering if anyone knows of something to monitor for
> > those sorts of changes and notify the user.  Something like a console
> > warning for programs that try to access the device, or a pop up window
> > if the user is logged in to an X session.  I can probably code something
> > up, but I also don't want to reinvent the wheel.
> Would "logcheck" do what you want?

Funny that you mention that.  I already use logcheck on all of my
machines.  However, when there is lots of noise in the log file, I tend
to miss something like that since it is only one line.


Roberto C. Sanchez

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