Support for Alix LEDs

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  • #41072

    richtech
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    Thank you very much for this software, its great.

    Would like to be able to use the LEDs on Alix boards.

    This board is a perfect fit for Zeroshell so far. It makes DIY router/firewall/Stable AP a breeze.

    OpenWRT has a patch that drives the LEDs but one has to write a script to use the LEDs for now.

    #46617

    a_brandl
    Member

    Hi!

    We are using the alixled program for accessing the LEDs. It is available under

    http://linux.1wt.eu/alix/util/alixled/

    Best regards,

    Albert Brandl

    #46618

    richedkid
    Member

    Would be able to use the LEDs on Alix boards… by the way thank you for the software… I really like it.. you have to write a script to use the LEDs right.. then would you mind sharing us that?

    #46619

    a_brandl
    Member

    I didn’t write the software, just provided the link πŸ˜‰

    When you start alixled without arguments, it shows a short
    usage description:

    […]
    Usage:
    – alixled led1|led2|led3|all on|off|toggle|state [debug]
    – alixled switch state [debug]

    Up to now I’ve only usedl “alixled led1 on” or “alixled 2 off”, depending on the state
    of the device. Here is a short example that sets the state of the first LED to on or
    off, depending on the online state of the device


    [Perform an online check, e.g. with wget]
    if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
    [path to alixled] led1 on
    else
    [path to alixled] led1 off
    fi

    Regards,

    Albert Brandl

    #46620

    PatrickB
    Member

    Hello.

    Still on it ?

    It is said everywhere that the GPIO method should rather be used now.

    And usually the goal is to do more than switching a led on/off: for instance I’d like to trigger one with the WAN side traffic, it’s a pain to be missing that on a router/firewall…

    Then it does not work so easily:
    https://www.zeroshell.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4915

    I have found some modules a priori compatible there:

    https://downloads.openwrt.org/barrier_breaker/14.07/x86/alix2/packages/base/
    (the kmod_led* series)

    http://tinyurl.com/n9smp38
    http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/uci/system?s%5B%5D=leds
    http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/pcengines/alix?s%5B%5D=leds

    Who wants to do his ZS Frankenstein with all that ? πŸ˜€

    Best regards.

    #46621

    PatrickB
    Member
    #46622

    PatrickB
    Member

    Hello.

    I downloaded the program and the source file at:
    http://linux.1wt.eu/alix/util/alixled/

    Very bad surprise 😯

    Visibly the code was “simplified” from the how-to provided 3 posts above !

    All what it is able to do now is to blink the first led at 1Hz or 10Hz, depending of the presence of any argument.

    Then I explored the parent directories and downloaded the archives there:
    http://linux.1wt.eu/alix/util/

    There is a compiled program alix-leds and its source file.

    This one is able to address the 3 leds and use them in various ways:
    – blink slow or fast,
    – show the CPU load or the disk activity,
    – show the state of the network interfaces…

    Unfortunately the state of network is just up/down, not flashing with the activity, so it is quite perfectly useless – unless you have a process randomly touching your NICs and need to monitor how you are configured πŸ˜†

    I could only use it to turn a led on or off by showing the state of a network interface that is always up, or one that does not exist πŸ˜†

    And after that, it is necessary to kill the process because there is not even an option to set a led and exit πŸ˜₯

    The GPIO working on Alix will be really welcome πŸ™

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