Custom responses to HAL events

Paul Worrall lists at
Tue Nov 14 22:45:18 GMT 2006

On Tuesday 14 November 2006 21:21, Cathal O'Brien wrote:
> On 12/11/06, Paul Worrall <lists at> wrote:
> > When I plug in a USB memory stick, or insert a CD, the appropriate icon
> > automatically appears on my desktop.  It would be nice if a similar thing
> > happened when I plug in my PDA, but PDAs are not on the standard list of
> > device types to display (under Configure Desktop -> Behaviour -> Device
> > Icons).  I can probably identify the hal event corresponding to
> > plugging-in
> > the PDA but I can't see a way to make KDE respond to custom events like
> > this.
> > The icon would allow me to browse the PDA using the fish protocol (I have
> > a .desktop file I prepared earlier that does this)
> >
> > --
> > Paul
> Dont have KDE in front of me, but cant you create an icon on the desktop,
> assign it certain options, so that that icon will be used when you plug in
> a PDA. Dont have a PDA but im sure you can do that.

I've got an icon that does what I want, what I would like is for that icon to 
be hidden when the PDA is not plugged in and then automatically appear on the 
desktop when I plug in the PDA.  It's not essential - just wondering if there 
was a way to do it :-)

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