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July 1, 2008 at 9:04 pm #41072richtechMember
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.May 6, 2009 at 11:08 am #46617a_brandlMember
We are using the alixled program for accessing the LEDs. It is available under
Albert BrandlMay 27, 2009 at 2:17 am #46618richedkidMember
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?May 28, 2009 at 10:51 am #46619a_brandlMember
I didn’t write the software, just provided the link 😉
When you start alixled without arguments, it shows a short
– 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
[path to alixled] led1 off
Albert BrandlMarch 23, 2015 at 5:51 pm #46620
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:
I have found some modules a priori compatible there:
(the kmod_led* series)
Who wants to do his ZS Frankenstein with all that ? 😀
Best regards.April 5, 2015 at 5:20 pm #46621August 16, 2015 at 5:59 pm #46622
I downloaded the program and the source file at:
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:
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 😆
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 😆
And after that, it is necessary to kill the process because there is not even an option to set a led and exit 😥
The GPIO working on Alix will be really welcome 🙁
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