Visual hardware notifications for Linux
udev-notify is a simple free software app for Linux that runs in background and shows visual notifications when you plug-in a new device - Camera, Joystick, Removable Drive, Media Player etc...
It uses udev for monitoring hardware changes, and NotifyOSD, notification-daemon, xfce4-notifyd or knotify (whichever you have installed) for the notifications.
Supports Ubuntu 9.04, 9.10, 10.04, 10.10, 11.04 and derivatives - USU, Mint etc. (as long as they have udev installed).
Works on Fedora too (tested on Fedora 15 Beta).
It can run on other distributions too, but needs packaging for them.