How Do I Turn Off Flashing LED on 6100?
I'm really having a tough time trying to find out how to turn off the flashing blue LED on my new Netgate 6100. The only specific instruction I could find was on reddit.com where the instruction was to enter: "echo 0 > /dev/led/blue1." When I login via ssh and enter that however, I get the response: "Access Denied."
It seems like such an easy option to have available: a simple toggle switch to turn them off or on. I don't understand why they have an option to disable the startup or shutdown sound, but no way to disable the LEDs on the WebGUI.
I would sincerely appreciate any insight into how to turn off the LED.
Thank you so much for your time!
echo 0 > /dev/led/blue1
That should be sufficient, it works here:
[21.05.1-RELEASE][firstname.lastname@example.org]/root: echo 0 > /dev/led/blue1 [21.05.1-RELEASE][email@example.com]/root:
Were you logged in as admin?
The startup sound has existed for many many years longer that LED control. There has been a lot longer for people to open feature requests.
Though a few people have asked, I'm surprised I can't see one open.
Thank you so much @stephenw10, it worked! I didn't realize one actually had to login as, "admin." I created another admin account and assumed (...yes, I know, never assume) that would have the same effect as logging in as, "admin." Obviously not.
As an aside, I also tried using the, "sudo," command to get root access to do this, but it doesn't recognize the command. It seems, kind of like my QNAP NAS, the shell for Pfsense uses different commands than typical Linux interfaces.
Please forgive my ignorance: is the link to https://redmine.pfsense.org/ a place where we can add issues, or just look and see what the open issues/problems are? I did take a quick look and it seems to be just a place to see what issues are currently being worked on.
Thank you again for your time. I kinda jumped into the deep end on this w/o first learning how to swim, but I'm getting there.
Pfsense uses different commands than typical Linux
It's FreeBSD not Linux. But yes it's lightweight so it only installs what it uses.
The Redmine site is for creating bug reports as well as working on them, though not so much for discussion about them. You might post them here first (as you did here).
Yes, you can add feature requests in Redmine too.
If you need to use sudo for something there is a package for it:
You probably don't though. If you want the LED disabled all the time you can run that as a cronjob or shellcmd and it should work from there.
Thank you both (@SteveITS and @stephenw10). I sincerely appreciate your help. I'm grateful for the insight.