OrangePi One: Change function of red status LED

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OrangePi One: Change function of red status LED

Post by k-plan » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:37 pm

- Since DietPi v.143 blue LED is heartbeat for H3 now functional and applied during boot.

Hint:
- this will ONLY work with Legacy kernel images (3.4x) at the moment
- NOT with Mainline kernel images (4.9.x) ==>> green Power LED will start blinking, if device is ready for login or will shutdown.

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root@OrangePi-One:~# uname -r
3.4.113-sun8i
List available options:

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root@OrangePi-One:~# cat /sys/class/leds/red_led/trigger
none mmc0 mmc1 timer [heartbeat] backlight default-on

Example: Turn off

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echo -e "none" > /sys/class/leds/red_led/trigger

Example: link to sd-card usage (Note: Only after completely booting up device! )

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echo -e "mmc0" > /sys/class/leds/red_led/trigger
Example: link to Heartbeat usage

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echo -e "heartbeat" > /sys/class/leds/red_led/trigger

To get this red LED changes persistent on every boot, you have to edit /etc/rc.local

Make a backup:

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cp /etc/rc.local /etc/rc.local.bac
Edit:

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nano /etc/rc.local

Add following lines before "exit 0 ":
[Example - edit or uncomment line you needed.]

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#### switch on red LED for sd-card activity
echo -e "mmc0" > /sys/class/leds/red_led/trigger
echo -e " Status LEDs:\n RED = blink on sd-card activity\n Green = solid: Power on / blink: ready for login or shutdown device \n \n"

#### switch on red LED for heartbeat (default since DietPi v.143)
## echo -e "heartbeat" > /sys/class/leds/red_led/trigger
## echo -e " Status LEDs:\n RED = Heartbeat\n Green = solid: Power on / blink: ready for login or shutdown device \n \n"

#### switch off red LED (default until DietPi v.142)
## echo -e "none" > /sys/class/leds/red_led/trigger
## echo -e " Status LEDs:\n RED = always OFF\n Green = solid: Power on / blink: ready for login or shutdown device \n \n"

exit 0
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