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SubjectRe: PATCH : LEDs - possibly the most pointless kernel subsystem ever
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> I haven't had chance to test this yet, but I really like the idea - by
> an amasing co-incidence, I was actually thinking about the possibility
> of doing a parallel port connected front panel earlier today!
>
> Does anybody have any suggestions for recommended standard uses for
> parallel port connected LEDs?
>
> Disk spinning up/disk ready
> Root login active

In the cobalt days we had a parallel port connected panel with an LCD (2
lines x 16 characters) 6 buttons (up, down, left, right, select, enter) and
LEDs (Disk, network activity, network link, 100 MB status, and web activity
[required a hacked apache, but it was cute]).

Our RaQXTR boxes had even more - and they were all software programmable.
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