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I thought it would be fun to play a sound when connecting to a network of some sort (wireless or otherwise), kind of like the dial-up sounds of yesteryear.

EDIT: Clarification: when connecting to the network, so the sound starts playing when the connection attempt is initiated, and stops when the connection is successfully established

A google doesn't bring up anything obvious..

Any ideas? (I'm willing to [attempt to] write a plugin or something, if someone could point me in the right direction)

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For example, if you are using a mechanism such as /etc/network/interfaces (in Debian and its derivatives) to bring network interfaces up, you can launch a script with the pre-up hook, and kill the script with the post-up hook. This script would generate sound continuously, probably by playing a sound file in a loop.

I'm not aware if there is a way to attach commands to more high level systems like Network Manager.

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About the high-level systems, the Network Manager's DBUS API has signals that you could hook onto (C example; many more)‌​. That said, your desktop environment might already provide the means for that (e.g. KDE: System Settings -> Notifications -> Source: Network Mgmt) –  sr_ Sep 21 '12 at 6:49
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You can also write a script to go in /etc/NetworkManager/dispatcher.d. See NetworkManager(8) for more details. –  Jim Paris Sep 21 '12 at 16:29
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