In <4A0052F6.email@example.com>, User Debian wrote: >I would like to know if there is a command I can type with Debian to >detect if a USB key has physically connected to the computer. Check dmesg or /var/log/messages. When I plugged in my USB key I got this appended: usb 5-3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2 usb 5-3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice usb 5-3: New USB device found, idVendor=0930, idProduct=6544 usb 5-3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 usb 5-3: Product: USB Flash Memory usb 5-3: Manufacturer: usb 5-3: SerialNumber: 001D92A5F83FC8B0C31F0AD1 Initializing USB Mass Storage driver... scsi2 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage USB Mass Storage support registered. usb-storage: device found at 2 usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning scsi 2:0:0:0: Direct-Access USB Flash Memory 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2 sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] 15646656 512-byte hardware sectors: (8.01GB/7.45GiB) sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 65 44 09 30 sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] 15646656 512-byte hardware sectors: (8.01GB/7.45GiB) sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 65 44 09 30 sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through sdb: sdb1 sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0 usb-storage: device scan complete KDE4 and Gnome both have stuff happen in response to a new device being plugged, so I would assume you could "use the Source" and see what they are triggering off of. (Maybe hald? Maybe udev + dbus?) ISTR udev is capable of running arbitrary commands in response to the kernel detecting a new piece of hardware so you might do that. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. firstname.lastname@example.org ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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