Where did Disk Light go?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by maclamb, Apr 2, 2002.

  1. maclamb macrumors 6502


    Jan 28, 2002
    Northern California
    OS 9 had this great utilty that sat on the menu bar and flashed what drive was being accessed and how (r/w).
    I would LOVE something like that for OSX.
    1. Is this possible- does the OS allows such hooks?
    2. Anyone know of something like this?
    3. If you write Mac OSX code and could *write* something like this- let me know...
  2. sparkleytone macrumors 68020


    Oct 28, 2001
    Greensboro, NC
    altho i do not know HOW to program, I do know that that would be quite easy to write actually. The kernel can give you all that information if you create a pipe and an interface to interpret data. I have seen something similar to this in Linux, where all the IRQ's were represented on a barchart and whenever one was used (e.g. keyboard) it flashed.
  3. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus


    Jan 2, 2001
    Metairie, LA
    I wish the Disk Light was there...

    but what I really miss is being able to display seconds in the time...of course, I've always used that as a telltale sign as to whether or not my system had crashed or frozen...which doesn't happen in X... :p
  4. Hemingray macrumors 68030


    Jan 9, 2002
    Ha ha haaa!
    DiskLight was always bundled with NUM. My guess is they'll resurrect it in NSW 2 for MacOSX?

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