Sleep LED alternate uses?

Posted by: hookem2oo7

Sleep LED alternate uses? - 11/14/05 08:29 AM

i noticed that during the fedora core 4 install, the sleep led on the front of my ibook g4 is used as an HD activity LED. anyone know if theres anything like that for OS X? i just thought it was pretty cool...not that i need a flashy light or anything :silly:
Posted by: JediJoker7169

Re:Sleep LED alternate uses? - 11/14/05 12:41 PM

I'm glad you like that, but it would annoy the hell outta me. It might be a nifty utility to have, though, if only because I love to wow others with the power of my seemingly inferior 1.33 GHz ("So slow!" they say...) 12" PowerBook.
Posted by: hookem2oo7

Re:Sleep LED alternate uses? - 11/14/05 01:16 PM

yeah...it was a just for fun type of thing...thought i'd ask. 1.33ghz is really slow...painfully slow... :lol:
Posted by: JediJoker7169

Re:Sleep LED alternate uses? - 11/14/05 01:23 PM

Hardly... :P
Posted by: oojacoboo

Re:Sleep LED alternate uses? - 11/14/05 01:40 PM

that is a pretty cool feature. I am sure that someone could write an app to do that. However, I havent seen it done :unsure:
Posted by: macDeviant

Re:Sleep LED alternate uses? - 11/14/05 06:43 PM

1.33 is nothing compared to the slothful agony of my 1 ghz 15in Pbook
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re:Sleep LED alternate uses? - 11/14/05 06:50 PM

I still use my my 333MHz G3 PowerBook alot more than my MDD. Now thats pretty slow.....
Posted by: Anonymous

Re:Sleep LED alternate uses? - 11/15/05 03:08 AM

My 1.25GHz 15 Powerbook is Amazingly fast compared to my Old HP Pavillion Celeron Processer at 600Mhz......

I can run about 20 apps on my mac and only 1 on my HP.

Back to the main subject, I posted in another section of the forum about the Backlight of the keyboard being used someother way... ie breathing like the sleep light.... or something silly like that....
Posted by: hookem2oo7

Re:Sleep LED alternate uses? - 11/15/05 03:37 AM

silly flashy blinky lights are all the rage i hear...

this 1.33 ibook is faster than my athlon 2200+ (1.6ghz) pc i have at home...
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re:Sleep LED alternate uses? - 11/15/05 11:43 AM

I was thiking about this a few weeks back. The only thing I thought of was hardwiring it to the HD itself. Never thought it can be contoled by software.

My iBook is 600MHz lol. Nothing can beat my AMD Athlon 64 system. (Home system that is. not server quality.)

Post edited by: TCPMeta, at: 2005/11/15 19:44
Posted by: JediJoker7169

Re:Sleep LED alternate uses? - 11/15/05 02:09 PM

1.33 GHz is amazingly fast compared to my old 333 MHz purple iMac and it even seems to be faster than my dad's 1.5 GHz. That could be because of the graphics card, though. His is an ATI Radeon 9000 Pro whereas mine is an nVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200. Just by the number of words you can tell which is better. laugh

Post edited by: JediJoker7169, at: 2005/11/15 22:10
Posted by: Cross

Sleep LED alternate uses? - 07/21/06 09:25 PM

So this is older but.... I like the idea and fc5 does it to so any ideas yet?
Posted by: MacJunky

Re: Sleep LED alternate uses? - 08/12/06 01:53 AM

On my MacTest Pro G3 CD there is an application called "LED Test", it's interface is just a window with a pic of a lightbulb and a button that you can click to turn on/off the LED.
I will see what I can dig up.
Posted by: hookem2oo7

Re: Sleep LED alternate uses? - 10/30/06 08:38 PM

wow.  i'd completely forgotten about this
Posted by: MacJunky

Re: Sleep LED alternate uses? - 11/16/06 02:16 AM

[censored]
Oct 27 09:31:51 kmang4 idk
Oct 27 09:31:53 kmang4 late
Oct 27 09:31:57 MacJunky_G4 :(
Oct 27 09:31:58 kmang4 heres where i found it
Oct 27 09:32:08 kmang4 in the linux sources
Oct 27 09:32:32 kmang4 drivers/macintosh/via-pmu-led.c
Oct 27 09:32:46 kmang4 and
Oct 27 09:32:49 kmang4 drivers/macintosh/via-pmu.c
Oct 27 09:33:18 kmang4 and i'm looking through the Kernel.framework of osx to find the pmu control func
Oct 27 09:33:24 MacJunky_G4 k
Oct 27 09:33:29 kmang4 ttyl
Oct 27 09:33:33 MacJunky_G4 bye