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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:46 am    Post subject: HDD Led on an iBook G4 [solved] Reply with quote

Hello,

Using the latest unstable gentoo-sources, what are the options that I have to select in order to have my iBook G4 led monitor the hard disk activity? I used to have that behaviour on an older kernel, but with 2.6.21, using the same kernel configuration file, I no longer have it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In menuconfig:
Code:

Device Drivers --->
    [*] Macintosh Device Drivers --->
            [*] Support for PMU baed PowerMacs
            [*]    Support for the Power/iBook front LED
            [*]      Use front LED as IDE LED by default


Or if you just want to add it to the config, enable these symbols:
Code:

CONFIG_ADB_PMU
CONFIG_ADB_PMU_LED
CONFIG_ADB_PMU_LED_IDE

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, I don't know how I could miss those options.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are there any other uses for the front LED? How does one interface with it? I think it would be fun to write programs that use it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, please check
Code:

Device Drivers --->
    LED Devices

For some other triggers than the hard drive and an idea for what else you can scour the web ;)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if it is possible to turn the Front LED of (not only by disabling Support for the front LED in kernel-config).
Somtimes i dont like the Blinking especially while watching TV or Movies on my Powerbook.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you are talking about disabling it completely (not glowing while in standby) than the only way to do this is to cut off the power to the led manually, i.e. open your *Book and use a calliper :)

That's what i know.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to disable it while watching movies, put something solid in front of it. There's no other way to disable it temporarily.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you.
And how about disabling glowing in standby? I could not see any option in powerprefs.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think that's possible (but I can be wrong).
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