using leds on laptop
eitanadlerlist at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 21:56:42 UTC 2010
It is a Broadcom card and I need ndis to use it. I do not know if the light
is attached to the wireless card though (it appears next to the power and
ndis0: <Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter> mem 0xf4700000-0xf4703fff irq 18
at device 0.0 on pci4
bge0: <Broadcom BCM5906 A2, ASIC rev. 0xc002> mem 0xf4600000-0xf460ffff irq
17 at device 0.0 on pci7
On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 11:35 PM, Brandon Gooch
<jamesbrandongooch at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 2:24 PM, Eitan Adler <eitanadlerlist at gmail.com>
> > I'm not sure if FreeBSD will detect the "pure LED", but as
> >> you mentioned that it is labelled "wireless", it is in
> >> relation to the WLAN inside the laptop. Maybe there's a
> >> device driver functionality that activates the LED when
> >> the WLAN device is active?
> > Might be - but I don't have windows so I have no way of testing
> >> Do you use the laptop's WLAN, and does the LED correspond
> >> to any state (like activated, connected, scanning etc.) of
> >> the WLAN?
> > I do use WLAN but it does not correspond to any specific state. Nor does
> > physical switch change anything
> >> Anyway, I would predict that you won't find an easy way
> >> to utilize this LED except you're writing a driver for it
> >> with specifications the laptop's manufacturer will sell to
> >> you if you put enough money onto the table. :-)
> > It happens to be a Lenovo laptop. If I could get a copy of the
> > specification it would make a nice project for me - writing a driver -
> > *wonders*
> >> Otherwise, it's completely useless.
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> If it's and Intel card (iwi(4), ipw(4), iwn(4)), it's a matter of
> knowing what command to send to the firmware.
> What device do you have in the laptop?
> Check the dmesg(8) output...
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