Recommendations for a serial port card you can actually BUY?

Eugene Grosbein eugen at
Thu Oct 5 21:17:34 UTC 2006

On Thu, Oct 05, 2006 at 03:21:44PM -0500, Karl Denninger wrote:

> FreeBSD's USB support has always been somewhat deficient.


>  For example,
> apcupsd can't talk to their UPSs over the USB bus, even though the software
> itself knows how, because FreeBSD doesn't know what a UPS is and throws up
> its hands when you plug it in.

apcupsd works with FreeBSD 4.11-STABLE and later. It uses ugen(4)
interface to talk with UPS. It has no problems with my BackUPS CS 500.

Do not try it with 4.11-RELEASE, though - it won't work.

Eugene Grosbein

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