Add extra GPIOs to be controlled as led0


Can you please enable us to control additional leds connected to available GPIOs on the header?
I want to install my rpi in a big case and to have external activity leds, triggered by for example mmc0, would be great.

example: echo mmc0 >/sys/class/leds/led1/trigger

led1 could be GPIO17

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I believe that the LED triggers are already included for Raspberry Pi.

If you want to use GPIO based LEDs, you probably need to modprobe gpio-led or some similar module. Then you will see them under /sys/class/leds and be able to set them up as triggers.

Append this line to cmdline.txt
(nn = gpio pin)


Remove ‘activelow=on,’ to reverse LED on/off.