[ltp] Problems with (non-Lenovo) battery

Arno Trautmann linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Mon, 13 Dec 2010 08:35:10 +0100

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Jay Brooks wrote:
> If its madwifi you can control it with a sysctrl setting.

Maybe I should have noted that I am not a very experienced user =E2=80=A6=
but I have no idea what you=E2=80=99re talking about and how I could use =
Could you give some hints how I could teach myself this? ;)

/proc/acpi/ibm/led only allows me to turn on/off the half moon-like LED.
All other numbers give just:

echo 13 off >> /proc/acpi/ibm/led
echo: write error: operation not permitted


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> -----Original message-----
> From: Robert Tomsick <robert@tomsick.net>
> To: linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
> Sent: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 01:27:41 GMT+00:00
> Subject: Re: [ltp] Problems with (non-Lenovo) battery
> On Sun, 2010-12-12 at 21:34 +0000, Ted Frater wrote:
>> Robert Tomsick wrote:
>>> On Sun, 2010-12-12 at 15:27 +0100, Arno Trautmann wrote:
>>>> Two questions, short one first:
>>>> The wifi-light of my machine keeps blinking. The connection is ok an=
>>>> stable, but it blinks with about 2Hz frequency. This is quite annoyi=
>>>> when I try to concentrate. Any idea to prevent it from blinking?
>>>>    =20
>>> That is normal operation.  IIRC the blink behavior is controlled by
>>> drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi/iwl-led.c for Intel cards.
>>> I'm not sure if there's a way to control the LED without patching the=

>>> driver.  /proc/acpi/ibm/led allows control over most of the LEDs, but=
>>> don't think it allows you to control the wireless one.
>> Can you  not stick a patch over the offending led?
> This appears to be a classic case of the clash between the software and=

> hardware folks. ;)
> On a serious note, yes, obviously that would work.

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