xfce4-sensors tries to use hddtemp even if it's missing

Bug #1003553 reported by Ivan Frederiks on 2012-05-23
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xfce4-sensors-plugin (Debian)
xfce4-sensors-plugin (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I found out, that my hdd does not have temperature sensor, so I removed hddtemp. Now when I launch xfce4-sensors it displays annoying notification about missing hddtemp (see attachment). This does not seem to be right way.

I use Ubuntu 12.04 i386 with xfce 4.10 from xubuntu ppa.

  Installed: 1.2.3-2+ppa1
  Candidate: 1.2.3-2+ppa1
  Version table:
 *** 1.2.3-2+ppa1 0
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.10/ubuntu/ precise/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1.2.3-2 0
        500 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/universe i386 Packages

Ivan Frederiks (idfred) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in xfce4-sensors-plugin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
greyor (greyor) wrote :

This issue has been bugging me lately for sure.

However, I think I've found a workaround:

In the configuration file for xfce4-sensors-plugin, located at $HOME/.config/xfce4/panel/xfce4-sensors-plugin-33.rc,
there is an option "Suppress_Hddtemp_Message" which accepts a boolean value.

In my configuration, it was set to "False," but setting it to "True" will in fact solve the problem.

I've attached a patch, although changing that one line in the file should be easy enough without the patch.
Hope this helps.

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tags: added: patch
Changed in xfce4-sensors-plugin (Debian):
status: Unknown → Confirmed
asgard2 (kamp000x) wrote :

On every login, this value in the config file is reset to false.
14.10 (Utopic)
ii xfce4-sensors-plugin 1.2.5-2 amd64 hardware sensors plugin for the Xfce4 panel

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