Subject: Re: Problems with Handspring Visor Platinum
To: Bernd Sieker <>
From: Jared D. McNeill <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/01/2001 13:23:18
On Wed, 1 Aug 2001, Bernd Sieker wrote:
> Unfortunately however, I cannot start the synching software before I
> press the button, because it only tells me ttyU0 ("ucom0") is not
> configured which is true, since USB devices are configured at run-time
> and the Handspring HotSync-Cradle only attaches when the button is
> pressed.

I know this is slightly off-topic, but I think it would be nice to have a
generic interface (shared between at least the usb, pcmcia, and cardbus
subsystems) to be able to run scripts upon device insertion and removal.
Not only could you run the palm software automatically on attachment of
'ucom0', but also one could configure / unconfigure ethernet adapters as
well as set the volume on sound cards.

IIRC, the usb subsystem has hooks for this (usbd?), but I'm not sure if
anything uses them or not.