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    Default Hard Disk Problems Detected: Popup

    Ok, I just installed openSUSE 12.1 and it has the new GNOME and everything. But I'm having things pop-up at the bottom of desktop like hard-disk bad-sectors and CD-ROM etc. I would like to change the settings that affect these. How do I do that? Thank you.

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    Default Re: Hard Disk Problems Detected: Popup

    Before changing any settings, run fsck and post the output if you don't understand what it means.

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    Default Re: Hard Disk Problems Detected: Popup

    I'm interested in an answer as well. I have a disk with some bad sectors. I'll address it when I have time, but would like the notification popup to stop. Where can this be disabled?

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    Just stumbled on an answer.

    Click on EXAMINE on popup. This brings up the Disk Utility. Click on SMART Data for the drive having errors. Scroll down on that screen and there was a checkbox to "Don't warn if the disk is failing."

    WHEW.

    ~Jason

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    Default Re: Hard Disk Problems Detected: Popup

    Quote Originally Posted by argonautilus View Post
    I have a disk with some bad sectors. I'll address it when I have time, but would like the notification popup to stop.
    I'll suggest you find the time to replace this hard disk though. It's the only reasonable step to take in this situation.

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    Default Re: Hard Disk Problems Detected: Popup

    You may only have a bad sector which you can repair by flagging it as bad using this guide:

    Bad block HOWTO for smartmontools

    I have successfully repaired bad sectors on hard disks and I have had the disks then run without problems for years afterwards.

    FYI,

    Gordon

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    Default Re: Hard Disk Problems Detected: Popup

    On 01/02/2012 12:56 AM, argonautilus wrote:
    >
    > WHEW.


    cute.

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