Quick Usb Formatter
System Software
Description:

Quick Usb Formatter it is a tiny app designed for enhance the usability of the device notifier plasmoid, adding an additional option for quick format usb sticks

Extract the tarball to a folder an compile it as follow:

mkdir build && cd build
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr ..
make
sudo make install

The source code it is hosted in a Git repositori and can be found here:
http://gitorious.org/chakra/quick-usb-formatter

For report bugs, use the Chakra GNU/Linux bugtracker:
http://chakra-project.org/bugs/
Last changelog:

5 years ago

0.1 First implementeation
0.2 Support for ext2/etx3 filesystems, added catalan translation
0.3 Fix typos, added Italian by Gianluca Boiano. Thanks!
0.4 Fix segfault, added question before actually formatting, debug string fixes.
0.4.1 Bugfixing

cheke

4 years ago

Report

chakra-project

4 years ago

We handle the translations via Transifxes

https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/chakra-project/

Anyway the project is stalled until we backport a partitioner into KDE's Solid.

Report

BlueBoy

5 years ago

Brand new rpm's for Mandriva 2011.0:

http://files.myopera.com/Anaximandar/Mandriva_2011_0/quick-usb-formatter-0.4.1-1-mdva2011.0.i586.rpm

Report

linukiss

5 years ago

Garah I do not use kde 4.7, I use 4.6.5 but I think someone in earlier post complained of problems with the solid, I'm also having trouble with the command passed to format the pendrive, the error already sent to developers, but I I can never contact the staff of chakra, I think that's why I use Mandriva (I even downloaded the chakra but it is corrupted, I try to download again and keep in touch with the staff, this tool is interesting and deserves to go by default in kde

Report

KZKG-Gaara

5 years ago

When I try to format any USB device I always get this error:
"Formating process failed ..."

If I do:
cat /var/log/messages.log | grep quick

I get:
Oct 31 21:08:38 gaara kernel: [ 2318.724508] quickusbformatt[2830]: segfault at 8 ip b739fce8 sp bfe343e0 error 4 in libsolid.so.4.7.0[b737a000+d1000]

Could you help me please?
I use ArchLinux.

Thanks.

PS:Sorry for my English is not my primary language.

Report

linukiss

5 years ago

I was able to compile on Mandriva 2011, but not formatting. the following message appears:
en and translation not being detected

****************** DETECTED USB DEVICES
("/dev/sdd1")
**********************************************
>> Volume is unmounted
**** FORMATTING AS FAT 32
EXEC COMMANDS : mkdosfs ("-n", "TESTE", "-v", "/dev/sdd1")
UNABLE TO FORMAT

Report

ctown

5 years ago

I compiled from git on Kubuntu 11.10. When I click on the "USB Format" option in the Device Notifier it automatically mounts the device. Then the device can no longer be formatted since it's mounted. Is this some kind of bug in this program or Kubuntu? Or am I the problem?

Thanks for creating it. I have tried Chakra before but I found that it would not work properly with my network card (RTL8187b)! Otherwise, it was a very good and innovative distro.

Report

joetux

5 years ago

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?0nt26itad6462v2

Report

joetux

5 years ago

Adapted to openSUSE 11.4 http://www.forosuse.org/forosuse/showthread.php?t=26069&page=4

Report

joetux

5 years ago

Download http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?coj04992ud3ni71

Report

tanghus

5 years ago

I just installed it on Kubuntu 11.04 with KDE SC 4.6.4 and had to change:

X-KDE-Solid-Predicate=IS StorageAccess

to:

X-KDE-Solid-Predicate=[[[StorageVolume.usage == 'FileSystem' AND StorageVolume.ignored == 'false'] OR [IS StorageAccess AND StorageDrive.driveType == 'Floppy']] OR StorageVolume.ignored == false]

To get it to show in the Device Notifier.

I don't know why "StorageDrive.driveType == 'Floppy'" is needed, but I couldn't get to to work otherwise.
I'm not very experienced in editing device predicates so it could most likely be written smarter ;-)

/Thomas

Report

klinkigt

6 years ago

Hi,
I would love to see this in the main kde stream. Sometimes it is not more needed than this little tool. Keep up the good work.

Here I made a german translation:
http://paste.pocoo.org/show/350182/

best
Martin

Report

linukiss

5 years ago

Hi I did my colleague, the translation into Portuguese of Brazil, the link is
http://www.4shared.com/file/EYDk0PUr/pt_Br.html

I will compile a version for the night Mandriva 2011 and 2010.2 (I'm at work now: P)

translation by ALisson Oliveira
Wesley Junior

Report

linukiss

5 years ago

Added in this version 4.1 was created by users translations?

Report

YAFU

6 years ago

Hello.
I still can not format using the program as a normal user on Kubuntu 10.04. I suppose it could be a polkit configuration problem. Do you know if my user must belong to some group to have privileges?
Thanks.

Report

joanzare

6 years ago

try adding your user to the disk group. remember that the next version will be integrated to polkit...

... or else run kdesu quickusbformatter :D.

good luck

ps: sorry by my english.

Report

YAFU

6 years ago

Yes, it was necessary to belong to the group "disk ". After adding my user to that group and re-login, it worked as normal user.
Thanks.

PD: Ningún problema con el inglés, el mío no es bueno de todas formas.

Report

ferramroberto

6 years ago

ppa + package to kubuntu 11.04 - 10.10 - 10.04

http://www.lffl.org/2011/02/quick-usb-formatter-formattare-la.html

thanks

Report

seqizz

6 years ago

Here is the tr.po,
Regards..

http://paste.pocoo.org/show/336661/

Report

chakra-project

6 years ago

Thanks! the translation as been committed to the source code, will be available the next release.

Report

trotil

6 years ago

I just installed quick usb formater and I can start it only with "kdesu quickusbformatter".
How to integrate this app in device notifier like in your second screenshot?

Report

chakra-project

6 years ago

Look the previous comments, the answer it's there if you are using Kubuntu or derivated distros, they don't respect the vanilla kde paths so the desktop should be placed in another folder, we will fix soon.

Report

gnumdk

6 years ago

Please use device name instead of device path ;) More user friendly.

Report

manutortosa

6 years ago

Well device path it's something like /dev/sdb1 wich in fact it's the filesystem path to the device mountpoint so "Device name" it's not pretty accuratted here

Report

manutortosa

6 years ago

This tiny app it's being re-written to support Polkit, and we will add it also the feature to write ISO images to a usb stck with dolhpin integration, etc... thanks for the feedback :)

Report

5 years ago

0.1 First implementeation
0.2 Support for ext2/etx3 filesystems, added catalan translation
0.3 Fix typos, added Italian by Gianluca Boiano. Thanks!
0.4 Fix segfault, added question before actually formatting, debug string fixes.
0.4.1 Bugfixing

Filename Version Description Filetype Packagetype License Downloads Date Filesize Install
Score 76%
76.00 Likes
24 Dislikes
Details
version
0.4.1
updated Oct 21 2011
added Jan 16 2011
downloads
page views 2720