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Hi all, how's it going?  I've just install Peppermint 8 Respin-2 64bit on my Dell Latitude e6410.  Congratulations Mark and crew on producing another cracking respin - very slick  ;).
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andy@andy-Latitude-E6410 ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: andy-Latitude-E6410 Kernel: 4.13.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   System: Dell (portable) product: Latitude E6410 v: 0001
           Mobo: Dell model: 0667CC v: A03 Bios: Dell v: A16 date: 12/05/2013
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5 M 560 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2667 MHz 1: 1199 MHz 2: 1599 MHz 3: 1733 MHz
           4: 1199 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.5 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x800@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Mobile GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 17.0.2
Audio:     Card Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-32-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1120.2GB (34.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: KINGSTON_SV300S3 size: 120.0GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD10JPVX size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 20G used: 6.4G (35%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.59GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 62.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 196 Uptime: 32 min Memory: 1137.4/7903.0MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
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The problem I'm having, is one of maintaining mental stability.  I've forgotten how to stop the WiFi LED from blinking. It's like the Chinese Water Torture  :'(.  The person(s) at Intel who thought Linux users would enjoy this, has a sick sense of humour :)).  Help is much appreciated  ;).
« Last Edit: February 10, 2018, 07:30:59 am by AndyInMokum »
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Re: Blinking Wifi LED driving me on Dell Latitude e6410
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 08:34:42 pm »
Here ya go Andy, an end to your torture :)

Run:
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gksudo xed /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf
and add this new line at the bottom:
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options iwlwifi led_mode=1
SAVE the file and exit the text editor.

REBOOT to test.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2018, 08:38:48 pm by PCNetSpec »
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Re: Blinking Wifi LED driving me on Dell Latitude e6410
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 09:41:52 pm »
Here ya go Andy, an end to your torture :)

Run:
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gksudo xed /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf
and add this new line at the bottom:
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options iwlwifi led_mode=1
SAVE the file and exit the text editor.

REBOOT to test.

Cheers mate, that did the trick.  I've bookmarked it for when I next forget how to do it  :P
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Re: Blinking Wifi LED driving me on Dell Latitude e6410 [SOLVED]
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2018, 07:15:49 am »
NP Andy .. I'd personally forget I'd bookmarked it, I have a million bookmarks so stuff just gets lost in the noise now :(
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Re: Blinking Wifi LED driving me on Dell Latitude e6410 [SOLVED]
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2018, 07:29:13 am »
NP Andy .. I'd personally forget I'd bookmarked it, I have a million bookmarks so stuff just gets lost in the noise now :(

What I do is select the forum print option and convert the thread into a PDF.  I name it something relevant, categorize it and save it on my MEGAdrive cloud partition.  This way, I can access bookmarks easily.  I agree, the forum bookmarks do unfortunately get muddled really quickly  ;).
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Re: Blinking Wifi LED driving me nuts on Dell Latitude e6410 [SOLVED]
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2018, 07:35:10 am »
Goog god you sound organised .. maybe you should come over, we might end up at a happy medium like 'regular' folks .. then again that might make us both fans of Facebook and cat pics ???
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Re: Blinking Wifi LED driving me nuts on Dell Latitude e6410 [SOLVED]
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2018, 08:50:24 am »
Goog god you sound organised .. maybe you should come over, we might end up at a happy medium like 'regular' folks .. t :)hen again that might make us both fans of Facebook and cat pics ???

I didn't know you like Facebook and cat pics :)) >:D!
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Re: Blinking Wifi LED driving me nuts on Dell Latitude e6410 [SOLVED]
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2018, 08:58:51 am »
I don't, but if we both became "normal"......
(isn't that what "normal" folks do ?)
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