[Goodies-dev] [Bug 6749] New: xfce4-diskperf-plugin-2.2.0 doesn't work nice with removable drives

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Thu Oct 28 16:43:57 CEST 2010


           Summary: xfce4-diskperf-plugin-2.2.0 doesn't work nice with
                    removable drives
    Classification: Panel Plugins
           Product: Xfce4-diskperf-plugin
           Version: 2.2.0 or older
          Platform: PC (x86)
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: Medium
         Component: General
        AssignedTo: goodies-dev at xfce.org
        ReportedBy: h.judt at gmx.at

Created attachment 3159
  --> http://bugzilla.xfce.org/attachment.cgi?id=3159
Make plugin work with devices connected after plugin start.

xfce4-diskperf-plugin will not work if you configure it to monitor a removable
drive. I'd like to use it with USB drives and other hotpluggable stuff.

The configuration dialog won't let you enter a device which doesn't exist and
will use hda or whatever as default. However, you can do the configuration
while the device is connected, and the settings will be saved successfully.
Plug the device in at a later time, and the monitor will work ok.

However, upon panel restart, the plugin will not do its monitoring duty anymore
if the device is not present.

I've fixed the last problem, but I think it's more a hack than a real solution.
See patch attached.

Enhancement proposal:

1) Let user specify non-existent device in configuration dialog, perhaps popup
a warning or changing text color to red when it doesn't exist like in thunar
mass renamer.

2) Make plugin work when device gets connected after panel restart.

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