pidgin-blinklight - Blinks your ThinkPad's ThinkLight upon new messages

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename pidgin-blinklight_0.11.1-3build1_amd64.deb
Package name pidgin-blinklight
Package version 0.11.1
Package release 3build1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category universe/net
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 8.62 KB
Installed size 44.00 KB
This plugin for Pidgin will blink your laptops when you get
new messages, so you notice them even if the conversation window is not up
front and you don't have or don't see the window list.
To use this with an Thinkpad's ThinkLight, you need to have the ibm-acpi
kernel module loaded.
To use this with an ASUS laptop, you need to have the asus_acpi kernel
module loaded.


Package Version Architecture Repository
pidgin-blinklight_0.11.1-3build1_i386.deb 0.11.1 i386 Ubuntu Universe
pidgin-blinklight - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
pidgin << 1:3.0
pidgin >= 1:2.12


Name Value
pidgin >= 1:3.0


Type URL
Binary Package pidgin-blinklight_0.11.1-3build1_amd64.deb
Source Package pidgin-blinklight

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install pidgin-blinklight deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install pidgin-blinklight




2018-04-03 - Balint Reczey <>
pidgin-blinklight (0.11.1-3build1) bionic; urgency=high
* No change rebuild to pick up -fPIE compiler default
2015-11-24 - Joachim Breitner <>
pidgin-blinklight (0.11.1-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Drop gaim-thinklight compatibility package (Closes: #805956)
2013-10-27 - Joachim Breitner <>
pidgin-blinklight (0.11.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Adjust VCS fields 
* Fix typo in package description, thanks to Davide Prina for noticing
(Closes: #698454)
* Update config.{sub,guess} for the AArch64 port (Closes: #727935)
2010-02-01 - Joachim Breitner <>
pidgin-blinklight (0.11.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release:
Fix calculation of blink times
2010-01-30 - Joachim Breitner <>
pidgin-blinklight (0.11-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release:
+ Blink pattern depends on the sending contacts, so that frequent contacts
can be hopefully recognized by the blinking after a while.
* Fix "Typo in package short description ("messgaes")" (Closes: #507516)
* Switch to source format 3.0 (quilt) 
* Bump debhelper compatibility level to 7 
* Bump standards version, no change 
* Use dh_prep, not dh_clean -k 
2008-02-06 - Joachim Breitner <>
pidgin-blinklight (0.10-2) unstable; urgency=low
* FTBFS: Properly ignore distclean (Closes: #464295)
2008-02-04 - Joachim Breitner <>
pidgin-blinklight (0.10-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version (supports ASUS leds in /sys)
* Drop XS- prefix, update standards version
* Fixes: Empty i18n directories (Closes: #457584)
2007-10-24 - Joachim Breitner <>
pidgin-blinklight (0.9-2) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
* Add Vcs-Darcs and Vcs-Browser headers
2007-06-21 - Joachim Breitner <>
pidgin-blinklight (0.9-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream Version (clean up source package)
* Darcsify package (see
2007-06-11 - Joachim Breitner <>
pidgin-blinklight (0.8-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add transitional gaim-thinklight package, that depends on pidgin-

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