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#1 2013-10-28 00:03:45

philthy
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Registered: 2009-10-21
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[SOLVED] How can I stop the wireless hardware button from blinking?

Hello. I am running the latest #! on a HP Compaq 6510b. When I am connected to a wireless network the hardware wireless button continues to blink. I would like to have it lit solidly without blinking. What settings do I change to do that? Thanks.

Last edited by philthy (2013-11-06 20:35:55)

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#2 2013-10-28 04:41:10

benginm
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Re: [SOLVED] How can I stop the wireless hardware button from blinking?

that depends on your wireless driver and  its dependencies if it offers parameter for LED behavior! 

what is your wireless adapter , and kernel driver in use ! :

# lspci -nn | grep 0280

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#3 2013-10-28 04:52:34

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Re: [SOLVED] How can I stop the wireless hardware button from blinking?

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#4 2013-10-28 10:34:12

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Re: [SOLVED] How can I stop the wireless hardware button from blinking?

Yeah, Intel considers this a feature but it irritates the crap out of me as well.

Here is the contents of my /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf -

options iwlwifi led_mode=1

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#5 2013-10-29 00:49:41

philthy
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Re: [SOLVED] How can I stop the wireless hardware button from blinking?

Here is the output from my lspci

10:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection [8086:4229] (rev 61)

I looked in the following directory /etc/modprobe.d/ and I don't have either a iwlwifi.conf or wlan.conf file. Does that mean there is something wrong?

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#6 2013-10-29 06:19:28

benginm
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Re: [SOLVED] How can I stop the wireless hardware button from blinking?

10:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection [8086:4229] (rev 61)

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#7 2013-10-29 08:47:08

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Re: [SOLVED] How can I stop the wireless hardware button from blinking?

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#8 2013-10-31 17:48:18

philthy
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Re: [SOLVED] How can I stop the wireless hardware button from blinking?

So I've created a file called wlan.conf in /etc/modprobe.d. The permissions on the file are 644. I've put the following in the file.

options iwlegacy led_mode=1
options iwlwifi led_mode=1
options ipw2200 led=1

I've tried changing the number from 1 to 0 and running modprobe -r iwlwifi && modprobe iwlwifi but I still have no luck getting it to work. Is there anything I'm missing?

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#9 2013-10-31 18:24:48

benginm
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Re: [SOLVED] How can I stop the wireless hardware button from blinking?

Yeah, you haven't run modinfo!  , and the reason why! because that should tell us the driver dependencies , and if it has LED function support , and your module/driver belongs to the 'iwlegacy' and your kernel module/driver is iwl4965 , not iwlwifi !

if you still want to keep going, then run:
modinfo iwl4965

modinfo iwlegacy

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#10 2013-11-03 21:38:10

philthy
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Re: [SOLVED] How can I stop the wireless hardware button from blinking?

Here is the following when I run modinfo iwl4965

filename:       /lib/modules/3.2.0-4-686-pae/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/iwlegacy/iwl4965.ko
firmware:       iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode
alias:          iwl4965
license:        GPL
author:         Copyright(c) 2003-2011 Intel Corporation <ilw@linux.intel.com>
version:        in-tree:
description:    Intel(R) Wireless WiFi 4965 driver for Linux
srcversion:     57713622A8E7F662803C701
alias:          pci:v00008086d00004230sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v00008086d00004229sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
depends:        iwl-legacy,cfg80211,mac80211
intree:         Y
vermagic:       3.2.0-4-686-pae SMP mod_unload modversions 686 
parm:           swcrypto:using crypto in software (default 0 [hardware]) (int)
parm:           queues_num:number of hw queues. (int)
parm:           11n_disable:disable 11n functionality (int)
parm:           amsdu_size_8K:enable 8K amsdu size (int)
parm:           fw_restart:restart firmware in case of error (int)

I get "ERROR: Module iwlegacy not found" when I run modinfo iwlegacy.

Last edited by philthy (2013-11-03 21:39:05)

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#11 2013-11-03 23:17:26

benginm
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Re: [SOLVED] How can I stop the wireless hardware button from blinking?

depends:        iwl-legacy,cfg80211,mac80211

so , how about :

$ modinfo iwl-legacy

$ lsmod | grep iwl

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#12 2013-11-03 23:30:00

benginm
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Re: [SOLVED] How can I stop the wireless hardware button from blinking?

if iwl4965 depends is actually " iwl-legacy " as stated in modinfo!  then i presume you could try :

sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/iwlegacy.conf

# Add only the line:

options iwl-legacy led_mode=1

Ctrl+X , Y , hit enter , then you may try it immediately:


$ sudo modprobe -r iwl4965
$ sudo modprobe iwl-legacy led_mode=1
$ sudo modprobe iwl4965

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#13 2013-11-06 20:35:38

philthy
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Re: [SOLVED] How can I stop the wireless hardware button from blinking?

Thank you sir. That worked. I appreciate the help.

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