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    Hey Malcolm, I installed your repo:
    Code:
    http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/malcolmlewis:/Gnome/openSUSE_12.3/
    And installed gsmartcontrol.

    I get this error when I run the command gsmartcontrol:
    Code:
    Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/56-user.conf", line 9: reading configurations from ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated.
    <error> [hz] Error: gspawn: Failed to execute child process "smartctl" (No such file or directory)
    <error> [app] bool CmdexSync::execute(): cmdex_.execute() failed.
    How shall I fix it?

    Thanks
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    Default Re: SmartControl error

    I think i saw many threads with this problem of "reading from" and deletion of
    ~/.fonts.conf
    usually solved the issue.
    There is not ~/.font.conf on my clean opeSUSE 12.3 installation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vazhavandan View Post
    I think i saw many threads with this problem of "reading from" and deletion of usually solved the issue.
    There is not ~/.font.conf on my clean opeSUSE 12.3 installation.
    I take out the cause of the warning, as you suggest, but still the error message about failure to locate smartctl binary persists
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    Ah........... but if I run command:
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    su -c gsmartcontrol
    it works just fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by swerdna View Post
    Ah........... but if I run command:
    Code:
    su -c gsmartcontrol
    it works just fine
    i was thinking you were running it as "root" user because whenever i launch it from "Activities" in GNOME 3.x it asks me for password.
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    Default Re: SmartControl error

    On Sat 25 May 2013 07:36:02 AM CDT, swerdna wrote:


    How shall I fix it?

    Thanks
    John


    Hi
    Yes you need to run either gsmartcontrol-root from the CLI or use the
    menu icon

    Smart doesn't like running as non root, you could always add smartctl
    to your sodoers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Yes you need to run either gsmartcontrol-root from the CLI or use the
    menu icon

    Smart doesn't like running as non root, you could always add smartctl
    to your sodoers?

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    openSUSE 12.3 (x86_64) Kernel 3.7.10-1.4-desktop
    up 23:32, 3 users, load average: 0.15, 0.17, 0.21
    CPU AMD Athlon(tm) II P360@2.30GHz | GPU Mobility Radeon HD 4200
    Thanks

    (at first I couldn't find the menu icon, so I ran the cli, and neglected the root. all good now)
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