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Are there any notifications mechanisms for KDE and/or GNOME which read their data from smartd?

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You can use SmartMontools to control and monitor the SMART features of yours disks. I think it comes with most of the common distros.

There are man pages on smartctl and smartd you can look at for full syntax. smartctl is for configuration smartd is for getting reports and alerts setup.

[Edit: There's also GSmartControl, which is a GUI front end for SmartMonTools and claims to "automatically reports and highlights any anomalies". Haven't used it personally though. Is that the kind of thing you are after?]

[Edit 2: After much discussion, (see below) we have concluded Smart Notifier is the most helpful tool in this situation. There is also a guide here that includes some details on how to get it setup.]

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Thanks for the answer. I know that already, I've linked to smartmontools in my question. I want to get a desktop notification when a SMART event happens. –  Robert Munteanu Jul 17 '09 at 9:47
    
Ahh. Sorry. For some reason I didn't see that link in there. I just read smart. –  Simon P Stevens Jul 17 '09 at 9:51
    
Have you seen this - wiki.ubuntu.com/DiskMonitoring ? –  Simon P Stevens Jul 17 '09 at 9:53
    
All links from that page are dead I'm afraid. –  Robert Munteanu Jul 17 '09 at 9:57
    
After edit: yes, this looks good. I'll take a look.Thanks. –  Robert Munteanu Jul 17 '09 at 10:41

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