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[Bug 1540110] Re: gnome-disk-utility (shown as "Disks") shows SMART option grayed for USB connect disks despite being available.


Found an already upstream bug:

** Bug watch added: GNOME Bug Tracker #757784

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  gnome-disk-utility (shown as "Disks") shows SMART option grayed for
  USB connect disks despite being available.

Status in gnome-disk-utility package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  gnome-disk-utility (show as "Disks" on the desktop environment running
  Unity) systematically does not acknowledge that disks have SMART
  capabilities when connected through a USB port; SMART capabilities are
  grayed. However, 'sudo smartctl -a /dev/<disk>' works fine confirming
  that there is no problem reading SMART data through a USB link. gnome-
  disk-utility acknowledge SMART capabilities if the same disk is
  connected through a SATA port.

  Confirmed for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Thar on 2016-01-26, gnome-disk-
  utility 3.10.0, udisks 2.1.3 (built against 2.1.3) by Hans Deragon.

  This bug is the same as bug #1092900 which was reported against Ubuntu
  10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx.  Following user dino99 suggestion, I opened this
  new bug report to follow the same problem on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: gnome-disk-utility 3.10.0-1ubuntu3
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-76.120-generic 3.13.11-ckt30
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-76-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.19
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Sun Jan 31 11:30:03 2016
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-11-01 (456 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140722.2)
  SourcePackage: gnome-disk-utility
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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