xfce4-sensors-plugin does not display hddtemp
On my box, xfce4-sensors-plugin sees lm_sensors data but not hddtemp data. Googling, I see reports and screenshots of it working with hddtemp, so it does work for some users. Yes, hddtemp is installed, the daemon is running and launches on boot, and works:
$ hddtemp /dev/sda
/dev/sda: ExcelStor Technology J8106 S: 35°C
Per the xfce4-sensors-plugin developer's recommendation, hddtemp is suid root.
I've downloaded the xfce4-sensors-plugin source code, read the enclosed notes re: hddtemp not showing, and have even compiled my own -- which also sees lm_sensors data but not hddtemp.
My box is mdv2008.1, 2.6.26, Xfce 4.4.2. I've tried two versions each of hddtemp (-0.3-0.beta15.8mdv2008.1 and -0.3-0.beta15.8.1mib2008.1) and xfce4-sensors-plugin (-0.10.99.3-1mdv2008.1 and one I rolled myself from source with checkinstall).
Has anyone successfully gotten xfce4-sensors-plugin to see hddtemp data? How did you do it?