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SubjectRe: PATCH : LEDs - possibly the most pointless kernel subsystem ever
On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 03:00:15PM +0200, Andries Brouwer wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 04:36:57PM +1000, CaT wrote:
>
> > Would this (now or in the future) by any chance let one use the keyboard
> > leds for stuff without activating their num lock, caps lock and scroll
> > lock functionality? I'd like to use one of them (at least) as a network
> > traffic indicator but so far I get the sideffects of the functionality
> > being on also. Most annoying when typing. :/
>
> The use of LEDs as random lights instead of as keyboard status indicators
> has been possible since very early times. See the kernel code, or setleds(1).

Yes. That works. Strange. Every util I tried that was to do what I want
failed because it also activated the functionality so I figured they
couldn't -all- be wrong. :) How wrong I was. Thanks for the heads-up.

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