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I'm working on repairing a raid member, and I know I have a bad disk. This dialog appears by the hundreds (a new crop is minted every time anything touches anything related to a mount, so closing them does no good):

Disk Utility / Hard Disk Problems Detected / A hard disk is reporting health problems.

Check, got it. How can I make this go away? The specific system is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

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closed as off-topic by Bryce, Tom O'Connor Mar 18 '14 at 9:45

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The real question here is: why do you have Xorg on your server? – EEAA Mar 18 '14 at 0:29
This one's got a head: some do. – Bryce Mar 18 '14 at 1:22
Well, my servers have heads as well. They're just text consoles, though, and that's all that a linux server should ever have. I posted an answer - hopefully it's helpful. – EEAA Mar 18 '14 at 1:32
This question is a dupe of – Bryce Mar 18 '14 at 4:38

How to silence that messages box?

I give you two alternatives:

  1. Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get yourself to a text console and then carry on with your RAID recovery.
  2. SSH into the server from your workstation.

Honestly, those are your options.

As I inferred above, Xorg/Gnome/KDE/whatever have no place on a linux server. Even the likes of Microsoft have (finally) figured that servers and GUIs are not good bedfellows, and are racing as quickly as possible to strip out as many GUI elements as possible from their server operating systems. If you have an X11 application that you need to run (I see this frequently with commercial linux backup packages. Symantec Netbackup and the like), do so via X11 forwarding, not on the console itself.

You likely don't want to hear this answer, but I give it nonetheless, as it's the right answer.

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