[Nut-upsdev] instcmd "beeper.off "

Arjen de Korte nut+devel at de-korte.org
Mon Aug 13 12:44:38 UTC 2007

Rob MacGregor wrote:

>>> Most UPS that I have seen support only "muting" the beeper; I haven't
>>> seen any that allow you to turn off the beeper permanently (although
>>> that is a theoretical possibility provided in the HID powerdevices
>>> specification).
>> The MGE Evolution 650 supports this and possibly, other MGE models too.
> My little Belkin 650 VA serial unit supports switching the audible
> alarm off until it's power cycled (at least via the Belkin software -
> I haven't tried with NUT).

That would count as a 'beeper.off' to me. What driver do you use with
that and what is the exact model of your UPS?

In addition to my previous message in this thread, the 'beeper.on'
command is really only useful if you have a true 'beeper.off' command.
So if a UPS doesn't support to disable the beeper completely (and can
only mute it when it is active), it is pointless to add a command that
enables it again. Or should we cater for people that first mute a
command and then realize 'hey, that was a nice sound' to enable it again?

Therefor (in due time), if a UPS doesn't have a true 'beeper.off'
command (one that will stick for at least as long as the UPS is on), we
should remove both the 'beeper.off' and 'beeper.on' command and only
have a 'beeper.mute' command.

Best regards, Arjen

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