[Nut-upsdev] more on 2.0.3-pre

Alfred Ganz alfred-ganz+nut at agci.com
Mon Oct 3 21:21:05 UTC 2005


As part of my writeability tests, I tried to play with the 
beeper.{on|off} commands. I was not able to make them work with the 
current apc-hid.c. However, upon further looking around, it seems to 
me that the "Back-UPS ES 650" doesn't support the "muted" value for 
UPS.AudibleAlarmControl that is in the current table (i.e. "3"), but
it does support the "disabled" value (i.e. "1"). 

After changing the instant value for the beeper.off instant command
entry from "3" to "1" I am now able to manipulate the ups.beeper.status 
with beeper.{on|off} and show the results with upsc.

Do you know if there are APC UPS's that actually support the "muted"
value, or is this just an artifact from the time the apc-hid code was
created (I note that belkin-hid.c indeed also uses a "3")? Since I
don't know the history of this I am reluctant to propose the above
change without further insight from the experts.

Hope this helps, AG

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