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SubjectRe: PATCH : LEDs - possibly the most pointless kernel subsystem ever
> > 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).

The keyboard LEDs are far too slow to access to use for 'front-panel'
type applications, though.

John.
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