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Flashing Yellow LED

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2004 1:03 pm
by trixter
I thought I read about this somewhere on the forum, but now I can't find it. Anyway, I ran the new magic on the Home version 3 days ago and everything seemed to go just fine. I usually leave my xbox on all the time. When I got up this morning I noticed that the LED on the xbox was flashing yellow. What does that mean? Temperature problem or what? Should I shut it down and reboot or not worry about it? Thanks.

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2004 1:12 pm
by trixter

Well I did shut down the xbox. I noticed when I did so that the CPU usage bar graph at the bottom of the screen was all the way up to 100%. Why would that be, I haven't been doing an emerge or anything else. I shut down the xbox (reboot) and now its back up with a steady green LED, slower fan speed sound, and the CPU usage is back to zero.

What is likely going here? I haven't seen this in months of using gentoox. The only thing "new" I have done is to run the new magic several days ago.

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2004 10:12 pm
by -Natas-
I am having the same problem myself. I thought it was because I emerged gdm and gnome. I was going to reinstall Gentoox today but it sounds like it is not gdm or gnome that is the problem. BTW, I think the LED is orange even though it does not look very orange to me. What is going on with Gentoox to make it do this?

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2004 11:20 pm
by trixter
Not sure what is happening. The CPU was just stuck at 100%. This has never happened to me before. If it happens again I'll leave it alone and see if it returns to normal. Perhaps it is this:


Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2004 1:25 pm
by ShALLaX
Flashing yellow means intermediate system load (between 1 and 2, i think -- i wrote that script a long time ago :P). What it could be is that "updatedb" gets scheduled in cron to run at a certain time which bumps your system load up for about 10 minutes. Dont worry about it.

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2004 5:05 pm
by trixter
Thanks ShALLaX. If it happens again I'll leave it alone and see how long it takes to clear up.

how to turn off

Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 4:02 pm
by kvandivo
How do i turn off the led color changes? What file/script is causing the changes to occur?