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Learning BeagleBone

By : Hunyue Yau
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Learning BeagleBone

By: Hunyue Yau

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Learning BeagleBone
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Terms and Definitions

Using the controls in a program

Now that we know how to disconnect the LEDs from the system control and turn them on, let's put it together in a program.

Type the following program and name it
1: #!/bin/sh
2: # Replace the names with what is used on your system
3: # Disconnect all 4 LEDs on the BeagleBone so we can use it.
4: echo none > /sys/class/leds/beaglebone:green:usr0/trigger
5: echo none > /sys/class/leds/beaglebone:green:usr1/trigger
6: echo none > /sys/class/leds/beaglebone:green:usr2/trigger
7: echo none > /sys/class/leds/beaglebone:green:usr3/trigger
8: # Turn on all 4 LEDs
9: echo 255 > /sys/class/leds/beaglebone:green:usr0/brightness
10: echo 255 > /sys/class/leds/beaglebone:green:usr1/brightness
11: echo 255 > /sys/class/leds/beaglebone:green:usr2/brightness
12: echo 255 > /sys/class/leds/beaglebone:green:usr3/brightness

Let's analyze the preceding program:

  • The first line tells the Linux kernel that this is a shell script.

  • From lines...