[Nut-upsdev] more on 2.0.3-pre

Peter Selinger selinger at mathstat.dal.ca
Mon Oct 3 22:27:34 UTC 2005

The logical place would be the man page, either man/upsdrvctl.8 (for
all drivers) or man/newhidups.8 (for this driver). Ideally the man
page should explain all the available instant commands, but this is a
daunting task as they vary from driver to driver, and their behavior
varies from model to model.

Would you perhaps be interested in researching this question a bit and
submitting a patch to the manpage? I am sure it would be welcomed.

-- Peter

Alfred Ganz wrote:
> Peter,
> 	Subject: Re: [Nut-upsdev] more on 2.0.3-pre
> 	Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 18:44:22 -0300 (ADT)
> 	No, this in incorrect. The APC supports all three values (I tried this
> 	with mine).
> 	Also, the "muted" value can only be set while the UPS beeps. It will
> 	only last until the UPS would normally stop beeping, and will then
> 	revert to "enabled". In other words, "muted" is the same as
> 	"temporarily disabled". 
> 	This must be why you could not set it. Try again while it's beeping,
> 	and it should work.
> That is indeed what happened. I didn't realize that beeper.off intentionally
> mutes the beeper, and much less that muting the beeper can only be done 
> during an alarm state.
> 	I have configured the beeper.on/off commands to switch between the
> 	"muted" and "enabled" states, because that seemed to be the most
> 	backward-compatible thing to do. Ideally, there would be three
> 	commands, bepper.enable, beeper.disable, and beeper.mute. However,
> 	this kind of change requires standardization across all drivers, so 
> 	it is not something one should just do in one driver. 
> I understand your reasoning, and I agree with it. However, it would
> sure be nice if there would be a place where this type of things could
> be recorded. I am quite sure that I am not the last one to not understand
> what happens here.
> Thanks for your quick response, AG
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