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ttuuxxx


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PostPosted: Tue 22 Sep 2009, 12:02    Post subject:  Gsmartcontrol smart monitor  

Well If you ever wondered about your hard drive health, this tool will give you a wealth of information about your hard drive.
Would be good to have in your toolbox, or if your buying a used PC Smile
ttuuxxx

Some users might need libgio, below is the pet for it Smile
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Aitch


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PostPosted: Tue 22 Sep 2009, 12:11    Post subject:  

hey ttuuxxx

I'd love to find an used PC with a 750Gb harddrive in that condition... Laughing

Useful looking tool

Aitch Smile
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aragon

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PostPosted: Tue 22 Sep 2009, 17:36    Post subject:  

ttuuxxx,

gsmartcontrol is missing libgio.

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Sylvander

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PostPosted: Tue 22 Sep 2009, 18:39    Post subject:  

Yes, I posted about it here.

Notice I found pets for the missing dependencies, but there were problems when installing them.
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ttuuxxx


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PostPosted: Tue 22 Sep 2009, 23:51    Post subject:  

posted libgio above, sorry guys, most of the puppy I deal with these days have it included Smile
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James C


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PostPosted: Wed 23 Sep 2009, 00:12    Post subject:  

Installed and works fine in the "official" 430 (2.6.30.5). Going to install in 420 next.
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AF Branden


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PostPosted: Wed 07 Apr 2010, 03:29    Post subject:  

Is there a way I can get the exact health of the drive rather than just a passed? On winXP I use a program called hdd health that shows exaclty how much life the drive has left. I've been trying to find a similiar tool for linux. I tried hdd health in wine and it didn't seem to work properly.


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lapis

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PostPosted: Wed 07 Apr 2010, 13:51    Post subject:  

AF Branden wrote:
Is there a way I can get the exact health of the drive rather than just a passed? On winXP I use a program called hdd health that shows exaclty how much life the drive has left.


I find it hard to believe that such a thing actually works. I had a drive recently die without any warning or indication. However, another drive started reporting imminent failure almost four years ago. Guess what? That one is still going.
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DMcCunney

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Apr 2010, 14:14    Post subject:  

lapis wrote:
AF Branden wrote:
Is there a way I can get the exact health of the drive rather than just a passed? On winXP I use a program called hdd health that shows exaclty how much life the drive has left.

I find it hard to believe that such a thing actually works. I had a drive recently die without any warning or indication. However, another drive started reporting imminent failure almost four years ago. Guess what? That one is still going.

I'm cynical about S.M.A.R.T. technology for similar reasons. I have a drive that has been announcing it was about to fail for several years, yet runs flawlessly. I finally turned off SMART support for that drive in the BIOS to shut it up and avoid the delays imposed when I booted.

The sort of thing the OP talks about is probably using a Mean Time Between Failure estimate for the drive to serve as the baseline against which it calculates. It's a rule-of-thumb measure, and might be useful as an indicator about when I should start thinking about replacing the drive, but it's not something I'd take as any sort of absolute.
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jan 2012, 05:07    Post subject: Gsmartcontrol smart monitor  

ttuuxxx,

I just wanted to confirm that this system utility works on Wary 5.2.2 with the libgio pet installed also. It's also worth noting that the smart technology for hard drives has been in place for quite some time because it works on my 1999 Pentium 3 desktop.

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toronado

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Nov 2013, 03:15    Post subject:  

I searched and found this thread. Is this still a good utility? Anyone using this currently?
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linuxcbon

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Dec 2013, 16:14    Post subject:  

Trying to download pet
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Geoffrey


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PostPosted: Tue 24 Dec 2013, 16:57    Post subject:  

linuxcbon wrote:
Trying to download pet
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Carolina has a newer package of this that may work for you http://smokey01.com/carolina/pet_packages-carolina/smartmontools-5.42-i486.pet
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linuxcbon

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Dec 2013, 17:53    Post subject:  

It doesnt work in precise 5.7.1
Code:
# gsmartcontrol
<error> [app] hz::data_file_find(): Data file "icon_hdd.png" not found.
<error> [app] hz::data_file_find(): Data file "icon_cddvd.png" not found.
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'Gtk::IconThemeError'
Aborted

And with libgio, it is worse, even geany doesnt work anymore.
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PostPosted: Tue 24 Dec 2013, 18:41    Post subject:  

linuxcbon wrote:
It doesnt work in precise 5.7.1
Code:
# gsmartcontrol
<error> [app] hz::data_file_find(): Data file "icon_hdd.png" not found.
<error> [app] hz::data_file_find(): Data file "icon_cddvd.png" not found.
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'Gtk::IconThemeError'
Aborted

And with libgio, it is worse, even geany doesnt work anymore.


Here are the gio lib files from Carolina, https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/26024684/libgio.tar.gz
just extract and copy to the appropriate location, that may work, if not you will need to get the original files from your main sfs and replace those that were changed, was most likely only the symlinks that were changed, the smartmontools-5.42-i486.pet shouldn't of caused any problems as it only contains binaries no lib files

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