[xubuntu] gparted scans devices without going further

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I just installed Xubuntu 12.04.1 and updated and installed all my usual apps including gparted. Running gparted from the menu and running from terminal with 'gksudo gparted' results in the same behavior with no output to the command line. All I get is the gparted program scanning all devices indefinitely. I have let it run for over ten minutes with no change in behavior. Any one else experience this behavior? I have tried running gparted with no external usb drives connected, with a flash drive connected, and with an external hard drive via usb connected, all with the same result. Thank (Hardware)