Issues With SD Card (and a LED light)

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Issues With SD Card (and a LED light)

Postby No One on Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:32 am

I'm having a couple problems with Mint 7 on an AA1. The problem seem to be that I bought an AA1 in the first place. Heh.

Wireless:
I've had kind of off and on issues with wireless. I tried to install the madwifi drivers and I've used the already present Atheros drivers. It doesn't seem there's much of a "perfect" fix for that. I am bothered I cannot get the LED light to work. I attempted the fixes on "https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AspireOne"
* the wireless leds need an entry in /proc
* with wireless on/off works, but there is no notification in Gui

"To get your wireless led to blink for you based on traffic, put these lines at the end of /etc/sysctl.conf."

dev.wifi0.ledpin=3
dev.wifi0.softled=1


I get command not found for this.

I also tried the later listed solution with sysctl -w. It doesn't know of either commands.
It's not a big deal, but I can't seem to find a fix for it...

I read that the sysctl.conf could be edited, but it was unclear what part was suppose to be edited and how. I looked over the sysctl.conf, but it still isn't clear what part needs to be changed...

SD Card:
My AA1 is a solid state drive, with extra memory on an SD card that came with the computer.
I've been trying to do the SD card fix on the site I posted.
According to that you need to make a file? I wasn't entirely sure what that meant. I made a plain text and put the message in the, saved the text as "aspireone". It would not allow me to save it where it was suppose to be placed. So I placed it under my user name. After which I tried to move it. It would not allow me to move it via GUI. I was denied permission. I attempted to move it via terminal, but I couldn't figure out how to move it. I looked up commands, but it still wasn't clear...
I'm not sure if I've done this right and I'm also not sure how get permission. I tried logging on as Root, but the text is saved under my user.
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Re: Issues With SD Card (and a LED light)

Postby lagagnon on Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:58 am

No One wrote:"To get your wireless led to blink for you based on traffic, put these lines at the end of /etc/sysctl.conf."

dev.wifi0.ledpin=3
dev.wifi0.softled=1

I get command not found for this.


sudo gedit /etc/sysctl.conf

I also tried the later listed solution with sysctl -w. It doesn't know of either commands.
It's not a big deal, but I can't seem to find a fix for it...


all system commands must be run as root, therefore: "sudo sysctl -w"

I read that the sysctl.conf could be edited, but it was unclear what part was suppose to be edited and how. I looked over the sysctl.conf, but it still isn't clear what part needs to be changed...

As it says on that web page: "put these lines at the end of /etc/sysctl.conf".
I made a plain text and put the message in the, saved the text as "aspireone". It would not allow me to save it where it was suppose to be placed. So I placed it under my user name.


Again, you need to be root to edit/save/change any system file (files not in your /home directory), so: "sudo gedit nameoffile..."
I suggest you read this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal
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