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Old 05-24-2017, 04:00 AM   #1
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Exclamation I need a disk benchmarking tool with a gui for Slackware 14.x.


I see that a lot of people are looking for a solution to this problem.

I am looking for a disk benchmarking tool WITH A GUI in particular, that also test read and write speeds, for Slackware. On Windows i use HDTune. On Ubuntu i use Gnome-Disk-Utility (or in short "Disks").

I also tried "Parted magic" it has everything that people need to test their system, but it cannot benchmark read and write speeds/io speeds on a HDD.

Please help me think of a solution, i would be very grateful.

Sincerely,

rootict.
 
Old 05-24-2017, 07:11 PM   #2
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I found 6 programs for benchmarking but only 3 look like they have a GUI.
I could be wrong on IOzone.

IOzone, Hardinfo and GTK perf:
http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20...15/IOzone.html

http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20.../HardInfo.html

http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20...1/GtkPerf.html

I use Filelight on my Slack box but that's just a utility for viewing the HDD.
Not sure if that's what you would want.

Hope that helps.
 
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Old 05-26-2017, 04:25 AM   #3
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Thank you Ztcoracat.

There is a slight problem.

None of these tools actually make it possible to test read/write performance on the disk as a hardware part in full GUI. Meaning that i could simply do *click click click testing read write -> output*. They still ask for a short command line or they can't test the r/w at all. but thank you for the support.

But! the good news is that i currently found a tool called udisk/udisk2. this tool would make it possible to "benchmark" read and write speeds of hard disks. and the Gnome-Disk-utility would make it possible to do it in full GUI with just clicking!

Here is the "bad" part. when i try running the command udisks (udisk/udisk2 command), it gives the output: udisks-WARNING **: Couldn't connect to system bus: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

If somebody on the forums would have any idea how i could fix this. It would be VERY much appreciated.

Thanks for the time, Sincerely rootict,

PS: new to forums in general and very new to Linux forums. please correct me if i do something wrong .
 
Old 05-26-2017, 02:34 PM   #4
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Thank you Ztcoracat.

There is a slight problem.

None of these tools actually make it possible to test read/write performance on the disk as a hardware part in full GUI. Meaning that i could simply do *click click click testing read write -> output*. They still ask for a short command line or they can't test the r/w at all. but thank you for the support.

But! the good news is that i currently found a tool called udisk/udisk2. this tool would make it possible to "benchmark" read and write speeds of hard disks. and the Gnome-Disk-utility would make it possible to do it in full GUI with just clicking!

Here is the "bad" part. when i try running the command udisks (udisk/udisk2 command), it gives the output: udisks-WARNING **: Couldn't connect to system bus: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

If somebody on the forums would have any idea how i could fix this. It would be VERY much appreciated.

Thanks for the time, Sincerely rootict,

PS: new to forums in general and very new to Linux forums. please correct me if i do something wrong .
You're Welcome.

Sorry I'm not sure why udisks can't connect to the system bus. It could be any of those symptoms that you mentioned. A lot of times I've noticed it's because things timeout.

Maybe check and make sure that the system bus daemon is running? <guessing>

I'll look up the exact error later on this evening and see if I can find anything on it.
Should I find something useful I'll post it for you.
 
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Old 05-29-2017, 07:30 AM   #5
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Hi Ztcoracat,

I checked it out with the "top" command and i found out that my dbus-daemon was not even running. So i am 99% sure that this is the culprit. I looked around in /etc/init.d for all the services that start from boot, and Dbus-daemon wasn't there. Dbus-Daemon is installed on the system and it is located in /usr/bin.

Here is the following problem. Id like to start the dbus-daemon ofcourse. But by using the command systemctl (slackware is not systemd but i wanted to give it a shot) it gives back the usual command not found. Slackware being a SysVInit system uses the "service" command to start a service/daemon. I tried doing so but this also returned the command not found message.

In short:
1 How do i start a service in Slackware LNX?
2 How do i make the dbus-daemon autostart from the /etc/init.d directory when booting?

Sincerely rootict.
 
Old 05-29-2017, 01:49 PM   #6
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These links should help-

http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man8...-daemon.8.html

Code:
/etc/init.d/<daemon name> start | restart | stop
http://blog.byteometer.com/start-res...emon-in-linux/

Studying the processes and how to control them should help. OR at least I hope it will in your case.
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/control...vices-daemons/

-::-IF you still can't get the dbus daemon to start it may be because it's not configured.-::-
https://linux.die.net/man/1/dbus-daemon-1

How to make daemons start up:
https://unix.stackexchange.com/quest...-up-with-linux

I've never had to play with the dbus configuration before so be careful if you decide to give tweaking it a spin. Messing with some daemons might break other things. OR at least I'm suspicious that they could.

Hope that helps rootict:-
 
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Old 05-31-2017, 04:48 AM   #7
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Wow those are a lot of links. thanks in advance! I will let you know if i know more/if it helped.

Again thank you and Sincerely.

rootict
 
Old 05-31-2017, 08:24 PM   #8
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Wow those are a lot of links. thanks in advance! I will let you know if i know more/if it helped.

Again thank you and Sincerely.

rootict
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