ath and how to control wireless light
gobble.wa at gmail.com
Sat Feb 4 16:49:22 UTC 2012
On Sat, Feb 4, 2012 at 3:52 AM, Chris Whitehouse <cwhiteh at onetel.com> wrote:
> On 04/02/2012 08:37, Waitman Gobble wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 6:52 AM, Chris Whitehouse<cwhiteh at onetel.com>
>>> I have FreeBSD 9R amd64 installed on a HP G60 laptop. This machine has a
>>> combined wireless switch and led. The switch turns the wifi on and off
>>> the light stays red.
>>> The light is supposed to show red for wireless off and blue for wireless
>>> on. I found some sysctls that control it:
>>> dev.ath.0.softled: 0
>>> dev.ath.0.ledpin: 3
>>> dev.ath.0.ledon: 1
>>> dev.ath.0.ledidle: 2700
>>> softled, ledpin and ledon are all set to 0 on boot.
>>> I set ledpin to 3, then to change the colour of the light I turn on
>>> softled 0->1, toggle ledon and turn off softled again.
>>> Can I make that sequence occur, or do something else, to make the led
>>> change when the button is pressed _and_ keep in sync with whether the
>>> wireless is on or off?
>>> With softled=1 the light is blue with a short red flash or red with a
>>> short blue flash depending on the value of ledon. Also when softled=1 the
>>> light flashes in it's "opposite" colour when there is network traffic. So
>>> it would probably be ok just to leave softled=1 and toggle ledon.
>>> The wireless device is
>>> dev.ath.0.%desc: Atheros 5424/2424.
>>> I think there is a slight glitch with the on/off button, that under some
>>> circumstances it doesn't turn the wifi on again, which would be much
>>> to test if the light worked.
>>> Also what is ledidle and what do different settings do?
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>> Hi Chris,
>> I have an Acer Aspire D150 and the LED hasn't been lit with FreeBSD,
>> 9-release or 10-current (with BroadCom and 2 Atheros cards). it did work
>> with Fedora GNU/Linux 11. I did try setting in loader.conf as recommended
>> to me to no avail. On one hand it was easy to get the attitude "who cares
>> about the LED anyway" but on the other I'm thinking it's a simple little
>> thing that's important,I guess like maybe buying a new car and it's
>> a knob on the stereo. (?) :) I suppose it probably should work.
>> Waitman Gobble
>> San Jose California USA
>> I have another HP laptop with a Broadcomm card which has a
> button_with_light and it just works. None of the sysctl oids above occur
> though. Maybe I'll swap wireless cards between the two and see what happens.
> What is the output of sysctl -a |grep led ?
> You'll get lots of "enabled's" but there might be something that relates
> to led's.
> I had to change ledpin from default of 0 to 3 before any of the other ones
> had any effect.
> Thanks for the reply anyway.
Oh thats a good idea :) Thanks
here's what someone recommended :
but here are some extras i found from sysctl -a that i will check out:
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