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AlienFX Pidgin + Winamp plugin

Discussion in 'Alienware' started by Ingrater, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Skumbag

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    subscribing
     
  2. Lord_Zath

    Lord_Zath Notebook Deity

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    yup got the same thing. Here's mine:

    New Alienfx Device
    Model description: Lord_Zath's M17x
    Led 0x1: Keyboard 4 and color to white
    Led 0x2: keyboard 3 and color to white
    Led 0x4: keyboard 2 and color to white
    Led 0x8: keyboard 1 and color to white
    Led 0x40: speaker grill and color to white
    Led 0x80: alienhead and color to white
    Led 0x100: alienware logo and color to white
    Led 0x200: touchpad and color to white
    Led 0x400: media buttons and color to white
     
  3. Lord_Zath

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    Tried updating to newest commandcenter and running the program. Worked!

    New Alienfx Device
    Model description: Lord_Zath's m17x post update to latest CC
    Leds still on: power button
    Led 0x1: keyboard zone 4
    Led 0x2: keyboard zone 3
    Led 0x4: keyboard zone 2
    Led 0x8: keyboard zone 1
    Led 0x40: Speakers
    Led 0x80: alienhead
    Led 0x100: alienware logo
    Led 0x200: touchpad
    Led 0x400: media buttons
     
  4. Konig

    Konig Notebook Evangelist

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    Sent my log file as well.

    Old Alienfx Device
    Model description: Alienware m15x
    Led 0x1: touchpad turned white
    Led 0x20: lid rim turned white
    Led 0x80: alienware name turned white
    Led 0x100: alienhead on lid turned white
    Led 0x400: keyboard turned white
    Led 0x10000: quicktouch buttons turned white
     
  5. Ingrater

    Ingrater Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for all your help. I will keep you posted as soon as I have something new.

    Regards Ingrater
     
  6. Ingrater

    Ingrater Notebook Consultant

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    I have two unkown led-ids for the new m17x. They most likle are used for the power button. To test this I wrote a small test app which basically sets all leds to white and sets the color of the 2 unkown ids to red and green. Most likly those colors are only used when your laptop runs on ac power. If it runs on battery or charges a battery other colors will be used. (which where not set by me) so please make shure that your laptop runs on ac-power and does not charche any battery when running this app.

    So I need someone with the new m17x to run this app and report to me where the red and where the green color appears.
    http://stuff.benjamin-thaut.de/power-button-test.zip

    Edit:Already got a result by E-Mail no need to do this any more.
    Working already on the next test.

    Regards Ingrater
     
  7. Ingrater

    Ingrater Notebook Consultant

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    I have the next test app. This time all possible power states are tested. Each power state gets a diferent color. I know that there are 6 power states but I only can think of 5.

    charching Battery
    ac power
    battery power
    standby on battery
    standby on ac power

    hibernate does not make much sense as the laptop shoulnd't use any power on hibernate.

    If you run the program it will set a different color for each known power state. The following colors are used:
    red,green,blue,yellow,cyan,pink

    It would be nice if you could test on which power state which color is displayed for the power button and report the results to me.

    http://stuff.benjamin-thaut.de/power-states-test.zip


    Edit: Maybe the 6. state is low battery?

    Regards Ingrater
     
  8. Lord_Zath

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    Plugged in - goes green.

    unplugged - looks like both blue and green are lighting up.

    Charging - blue
     
  9. Lord_Zath

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    standby a/c power - blue

    standby battery - looks orange/yellow/green. I said orange, but wife said those 3.

    Note that I am colorblind, so I asked for her input as well.
     
  10. Konig

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    This is only for the m17x?
     
  11. Ingrater

    Ingrater Notebook Consultant

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    No those are the ones for my (old) m15x because I can only test on this platform. It can be that these are different on the m17x.
     
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    It would seem that they are different...
     
  13. Lord_Zath

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    Ingrater, I will be online in a few hours. If you need me to do anything, send me a PM or reply here.
     
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    So here's my next test request, no I'm not dead yet ;-). I've been busy the past days, but I found some time today to complete my version of the "alienfx editor"

    It is tested and should be fully working for the area-51 m15x without a alienfx keyboard. For the m17x I need some people to find out for me what the different power states are. Simply toy around with them set different colors / effects. Change the powerstate of your laptop and watch what happens. I know of the following power states:

    Standby on battery
    Standby on ac power
    charching battery
    running on ac power
    running on battery

    If you found out what one or multiple states are post it please here.

    Why should you use this and not the CC? Because you can set a different effect for each power state which is not possible in the CC. For example I set my laptop to blink red when in standby on battery so I don't forget it is on standby. If it is in standby on ac power it simply glows green.
    Further it might be possible for the m17x to set different colors for the power button and the power button eyes. But for that to work I have to do more testing, meaning I need more testers. But for now the power states are the most important thing.

    How to use it?
    From the dropdown in the top left you can select the power state you want to change. If you click on the "+" you can add a led effect. If you click on a existing led effect you can change or delete it.
    Under Menu "File" you can save and load settings. If you click on the apply button in the bottom right everything gets written to the device.

    Download:
    alienfx-setter.zip
     
  15. Lord_Zath

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    I'll do this when I get home in one hour.
     
  16. Lord_Zath

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    Power state 2 = Runnin on AC power
    Power state 4 = Standby On battery
    Power state 5 = Running on battery
    Power state 6 = standby On AC power

    Charging battery - could not tell which one. Looked like a mix of blue and green which were states 4 and 6 for me.
     
  17. Ingrater

    Ingrater Notebook Consultant

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    Set one power state you don't know to red blinking and everything else to black. So if you find the correct state you can see it right away and have not to identify it by color.

    Edit:
    I just have updated the app. It now supports the area-51 m15x with alienfx keyboard too.
    alienfx-setter.zip
     
  18. Konig

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    No keyboard option in the updated one.
     
  19. Ingrater

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    I actually forgett to upload to new zip file ^^
    Now it should work.
     
  20. Konig

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    You've got a "Löschen" in it, I think it means remove?
     

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