[Nut-upsdev] Powercom support and sponsorship

Arnaud Quette aquette.dev at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 13:24:21 UTC 2009

2009/12/2 Arjen de Korte <nut+devel at de-korte.org>:
> Citeren Morozov Alexey <morozov at pcm.ru>:
>> For comparison i tested APC BE-700RS with Debian (release5, core Linux
>> 2.6.26-1-686, Gnome 2.22.3). There is the same problem which i found with
>> Powercom updated firmware - system shows correct status of UPS and battery
>> level but not shutdown automatically as Windows done.
> Which driver did you use? The usbhid-ups driver, or the HAL enabled one? The
> Gnome power manager will only use the HAL enabled one as far as I know.

IMO, Alexey is talking about the HAL embedded one, which relies upon
the usb + usbhid + hiddev kernel drivers.
iirc, there was a UPS related bug around the 2.22 release
probably that one: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=467967

using the NUT HAL drivers is a good option here.

As a side note, HAL has been (or is being, depending on your system
version) deprecated by DeviceKit-power (which will soon be renamed to
upower). I've planned to complete DK-power features, adding for
example the shutoff capabilities and some more... But the UPS support
there is minimalistic, and it's outside of NUT scope, even though I'm
working a bit on this.

Also note that the Powercom USB IDs have been submitted to
DeviceKit-power, so your units are supported as of the current
development release.

Finally, I second Arjen's request: I know it's hard with the Russian
customs, but giving a unit to Arjen will greatly help the support for
your devices.

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