I have a headless computer running ubuntu 11.04 with metacity. I vnc into it every now and again. It has a failing disk attached which I am trying to get some data off.
Every now and again a friendly message comes up titled "Disk Utility" saying "Hard disk problems detected" and giving me the option to "Examine", "Ok" or "Cancel" (cool, did not know I could just cancel my hard disk problems).
This is useful the first time but it comes up a lot. So often in fact that the next morning my X session has usually been rendered unusable because so many of these dialog windows have popped up.
I don't really consider this a usability win. How can I disable it?