[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#670046: xfce4-sensors-plugin: hddtemp error launching xfce4sensors

Cesare Leonardi celeonar at gmail.com
Sun Apr 22 14:25:43 UTC 2012

Package: xfce4-sensors-plugin
Version: 1.2.3-3
Severity: normal

It is several month that i see the error i'm explaining here, but only
now i've found the time to report it.

Hddtemp is a recommended package and it's not installed in my system.
In my top panel i use the sensor plugin and on every login it display
two notification popup, as showed in attached image.
I can manually trigger the same errors doing one of the following
actions (that substantially launch the same program):
- double click on the plugin;
- launch xfce4-sensors from the command line, as i did to generate the

Since few days ago the popup error was single, for sda. Now it pops up
also for /dev/sdb that it is neither present on my system:
$ cat /proc/partitions 
major minor  #blocks  name

   8        0  156290904 sda
   8        1   12578863 sda1
   8        2  131074335 sda2
   8        3    1028160 sda3
   8        4   11608064 sda4
  11        0    1048575 sr0

I think that xfce4-sensors should check to see if hddtemp is available
or the latter has to become an xfce4-sensors' dependency. And i hope
for the first option.  ;-)


-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.3.0-trunk-486
Locale: LANG=it_IT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=it_IT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages xfce4-sensors-plugin depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0         2.4.0-2
ii  libc6               2.13-30
ii  libcairo2           1.12.0-2
ii  libfontconfig1      2.8.0-3.1
ii  libfreetype6        2.4.9-1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0  2.26.1-1
ii  libglib2.0-0        2.32.0-4
ii  libgtk2.0-0         2.24.10-1
ii  libnotify4          0.7.5-1
ii  libpango1.0-0       1.30.0-1
ii  libsensors4         1:3.3.1-2
ii  libxfce4ui-1-0      4.9.2-1
ii  libxfce4util4       4.8.2-1
ii  xfce4-panel         4.8.6-3

Versions of packages xfce4-sensors-plugin recommends:
ii  hddtemp     <none>
ii  lm-sensors  1:3.3.1-2

Versions of packages xfce4-sensors-plugin suggests:
ii  xsensors  0.70-2

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