[CentOS] how to control Hard Drive light from Linux?

Sun Jan 23 23:24:13 UTC 2011
Jure Pečar <pegasus at nerv.eu.org>

On Mon, 24 Jan 2011 01:13:38 +0200
Rudi Ahlers <Rudi at SoftDux.com> wrote:

> Yes, I get that. But, those embeded devices already has the software /
> scripts / code / etc included to contol the LED's. I can't find
> anything in a standard Linux installation todo the same. So I was
> hoping someone knows what they actually use?

There's no real standard in hardware to play with leds. For example, you
can play witch num/caps/scrol lock leds on your keyboard easily, but
there's no such standard for cheap generic drive enclosures. Fancier ones
use saf-te, as others already mentioned.

What you need to do is to figure out what your case and enclosures use to
implement LEDs and if that is exposed to OS. Only then you can start asking
how to control that from OS ...


Jure Pečar