How To Install Disk Monitor 0.2 On Ubuntu 15.04 And Arch Linux

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Disk Monitor is a KDE tool for monitoring SMART devices.

The latest version available is Disk Monitor 0.2, which has been released a while ago, bringing the below changes:

  • Add settings to configure appearance
  • Add settings to configure SMART sensitive attributes
  • Add Plasma applet to monitor the storage units
  • Notify when the health status has changed

How To Install Disk Monitor 0.2 On Ubuntu 15.04 And Arch Linux

How To Install Disk Monitor 0.2 On Ubuntu 15.04 And Arch Linux

In this article I will show you how to install Disk Monitor 0.2 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet and Arch Linux.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Disk Monitor 0.2 on Ubuntu 15.04 is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the diskmonitor package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samrog131/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install diskmonitor

Optional, to remove diskmonitor, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove diskmonitor

For Arch Linux, Disk Manager 0.2 is available via AUR, so in order to install it, do:

$ sudo pacman -S yaourt
$ sudo yaourt diskmanager-git

Optional, to remove diskmonitor, do:

$ sudo yaourt -Rsn diskmonitor

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