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Date:      Mon, 6 Feb 2012 13:34:14 -0800
From:      Waitman Gobble <gobble.wa@gmail.com>
To:        Chris Whitehouse <cwhiteh@onetel.com>
Cc:        User Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: ath and how to control wireless light
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On Feb 5, 2012 3:38 PM, "Chris Whitehouse" <cwhiteh@onetel.com> wrote:
>
> On 04/02/2012 16:49, Waitman Gobble wrote:
>>
>> On Sat, Feb 4, 2012 at 3:52 AM, Chris Whitehouse<cwhiteh@onetel.com>
 wrote:
>>
>>> On 04/02/2012 08:37, Waitman Gobble wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 6:52 AM, Chris Whitehouse<cwhiteh@onetel.com>
>>>>  wrote:
>>>>
>>>>  Hello
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 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
>>>>> but
>>>>> 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
>>>>> easier
>>>>> to test if the light worked.
>>>>>
>>>>> Also what is ledidle and what do different settings do?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>
>>>>> Chris
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>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> Hi Chris,
>>>>
>>>> I have an Acer Aspire D150 and the LED hasn't been lit with FreeBSD,
>>>> 9-rc3,
>>>> 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
>>>> missing
>>>> 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.
>>>
>>> Chris
>>>
>>
>> Oh thats a good idea :) Thanks
>>
>> here's what someone recommended :
>>
>> dev.ath.0.ledpin=3
>> dev.ath.0.softled=1
>>
>> but here are some extras i found from sysctl -a that i will check out:
>>
>> dev.ath.0.ledon: 0
>> dev.ath.0.ledidle: 2700
>> dev.ath.0.hardled: 0
>> dev.ath.0.led_net_pin: -1
>> dev.ath.0.led_pwr_pin: -1
>>
>> Waitman Gobble
>> San Jose California USA
>>
> I would give them a try. Set dev.ath.0.ledpin=3 then experiment. If you
can't get any response try different values for ledpin or one of the other
led*pin.
>
> I can't read source code :( but maybe you can get more info out of the
code you posted.
>
> Chris

cool. when i have some more time ill see about modifying the the code to
make a little "flicker light" diagnostic tool, use to try to figure out
correct settings i guess. just an idea, i checked for a couple minutes and
didnt find one but maybe its already done :)

Waitman



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