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Old 03-25-2017, 03:11 PM   #1
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gnome-disk-utility spin down: error creating temporary file


I wanted to set an interval of 10 minutes until spin down of my hard disc with gnome-disk-utility and got the above error. Google is most unhelpful pointing to mac woes. Anybody here with an idea?

Okay, I could do it with "hdparm -S 120 /dev/sdxy" but that seems, ah, inartistic. What might ail gnome-disk-utility?
 
Old 04-08-2017, 01:00 PM   #2
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Where is it trying to create the temp file at? Did the permissions on your /tmp get borked possibly? Or permissions issue on the location it's trying to open the file?
 
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gnome-disks doesn't seem to have a spin-down option for any disk I've looked at.
 
Old 04-11-2017, 12:50 PM   #4
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Where is it trying to create the temp file at?
I don't know, sorry, it doesn't say

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Did the permissions on your /tmp get borked possibly? Or permissions issue on the location it's trying to open the file?
Permission of /tmp is "drwxrwxrwt" (whatever the trailing "t" signifies). There is no entry for "gnome..." below /tmp.

Addendum: The error message carries on: No such file or directory (g-io-error-quark, 1).

Sorry for the omission.

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Old 04-11-2017, 12:55 PM   #5
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gnome-disks doesn't seem to have a spin-down option for any disk I've looked at.
Yes there is. Click on the leftmost symbol in the upper right corner of the window (3 horizontal lines on the button). Then chose "drive defaults .... E" (or some such, I don't use the English version) and you'll get a slide rule from 0 to >3 hours...
 
  


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