Re: [Xpert]Re: User-level Tasks in Hotplug Scripts?

On Tuesday 05 February 2002 02:22, Christer Palm wrote:
> Oliver Neukum wrote:
> >>Jim, if the user is logged in so is the rest of the user interface. Why
> >>not have a monitoring program (like console) that watches the hotplug
> >>events and invokes corresponding configuration program ? This would also
> >>allow for various user environments to customize configuration tools to
> >>match their look.
> >
> > That solution is not in itself sufficient. You might not want everybody
> > to see all hotplug events.
> And what would the problem be with using an event distribution mechanism
> that would require the listener to have certain privileges?

You may not want to base the distribution on privileges but on identity. eg
you want to associate some ports with some keyboards.
But in principle such a scheme should work.


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