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Version: January, 2001 (debian - 07/07/09)

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ledd.conf - configuration file for the LED control daemon


The file ledd.conf is the default configuration file for ledd(5), part of the ledcontrol package. It contains information about on which TTYs the LEDs are set, logging options, pipes and startup programs. The default configuration file should be adequate for most and it is very well commented itself, so it should be easy to configure ledd just by looking at the file.

The file consists of lines with a keyword and options, separated by whitespaces. Leading spaces on lines are ignored, and blank lines and lines whose first nonblank character is a number sign (``#'') are ignored.


tty TTY (default: none)
Set the LEDs on TTY. Several TTYs can be specified, each on its own line. It is recommended that only /dev/console is used, as having others is known to cause problems in X.
fixtty TTY (default: none)
On exit set the LEDs on TTY to reflect the real Lock states. This option may contain shell wildcards and you can specify several patterns, each on its own line. It is not necessary to correct the LEDs on the TTY on which X is on. (The reason why this has a separate option is explained in the file PROBLEMS in the ledcontrol distribution.)
daemon [TRUE|FALSE] (default: FALSE)
Will ledd fork into the background on startup. This option can be overriden on the command line.
log TYPE (default: syslog/stderr)
Where does ledd log messages. Possible values of TYPE are "syslog" for logging via syslogd(8), "stderr" for writing messages to standard error and "none" for no logging. The default is "syslog" if available, otherwise "stderr".
pipefile FILE (default: none)
Create a pipe FILE and read commands from it. It is created with 660 permissions (owner and group have read/write). Several pipes can be defined, each on its own line. More pipes can be defined on the command line.
startup FILE (default: none)
Execute FILE at startup and read commands from its standard output. Everything it prints on standard error is logged on a warning level. Several files can be defined, each on its own line, and the line may contain command line options for the program. More startup programs can be defined on the command line.
pidfile FILE (default: none)
Store process ID in FILE while running. It is suggested that this is kept at /var/run/ledd.pid. Only one PID file can be defined and it can be overriden on the command line.


 # Set LED on any console you're on.
 # It is suggested only /dev/console is used.
 tty /dev/console
 # Fix LEDs on TTYs 1 through 6 (a Linux box often has 6 text consoles)
 fixtty /dev/tty[1-6]
 # Use ledd as a daemon
 daemon TRUE
 # Log error messages, warnings and notices via syslogd(8)
 log syslog
 # Read commands from /var/run/ledd-pipe
 pipefile /var/run/ledd-pipe
 # Read commands from the default startup script
 startup /usr/share/ledcontrol/startup.sh
 # Store PID in /var/run/ledd.pid. Use of this is recommended.
 pidfile /var/run/ledd.pid


default configuration file for ledd
location of the default startup script
configuration file for startup.sh


ledd(8), startup.sh(8), ledcontrol.conf(5), ledcontrol(1)


Ledcontrol was written by Sampo Niskanen <sampo.niskanen@iki.fi>. You can get the latest version of ledcontrol from http://www.iki.fi/sampo.niskanen/ledcontrol/