Check Your Disks' Health With GSmartControl
Oct 24, 2008, 21:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"GSmartControl is not in the standard Fedora, openSUSE, or
Ubuntu repositories. There are 1-click installs available on the
openSUSE Build Service for both openSUSE 11 and Fedora 9. I built
GSmartControl 0.8.0rc3 from source on a 64-bit Fedora 9 machine
using the normal ./configure && make && sudo make
"GSmartControl is written using the C++ API for GTK+2 (gtkmm24).
To talk to your hard drives, GSmartControl uses the smartmontools
command-line utility, and for parsing SMART information it uses the
PCRE regular expression library.
"GSmartControl looks at all your drives and presents a window
similar to that shown in the screenshot below. The two Unknown
model icons shown in the screenshot correspond with a RAID device
and a USB flash disk. If you do not wish to see these Unknown
models you can specify that you want to show SMART-compatible
devices only in the General section of the preferences."