Problems with ATEN UC232 & apcupsd
J. Seth Henry
jshamlet at comcast.net
Wed Jan 28 07:37:32 PST 2004
I realize this may not be a FreeBSD problem, but I thought I'd post it and see
if anyone else has seen it. I want to connect an APC SmartUPS to a
"legacy-free" FreeBSD system. I recently used another of these USB to serial
converters with a home automation system, and it seems to work fairly well -
but for some reason, the apcupsd software will not work with the converter.
Here is the dmesg output for the device:
uplcom1: ATEN International Serial adapter, rev 1.10/0.01, addr 3
I don't get any errors in the dmesg output, but the apcupsd daemon errors out
saying it can't communicate with the UPS.
I know the converter "seems" to work, as I can cat /dev/ucom1, and I get a
stream of "SM" messages (from the UPS), and I can even log in interactively
using tip (I have a management card in the UPS).
Any ideas what's going on?
Alternately, this UPS does have a USB port. Is there a way a to get FreeBSD to
use it via that method?
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