[Nut-upsuser] Compaq T700

Bernard J. Treves Brown B.J.Treves.Brown at manchester.ac.uk
Tue Jan 17 10:30:49 UTC 2006


Further to my email last Thursday I now have my Compaq T700h more-or-less working 
with NUT on FreeBSD 5.4. Many thanks to Kjell Claesson for suggesting the upscode2 
driver rather than BCMXCP.   

/usr/local/libexec/nut/upsdrvctl start
works with no errors using this ups.conf:
- it takes about 20 seconds.

        driver = upscode2
        port = /dev/cuaa0
        desc = "Compaq T700h"
        manufacturer = "Compaq"
        input_timeout = 5
        use_pre_lf = yes

I said it more-or-less worked...

# /usr/local/sbin/upsd
Network UPS Tools upsd 2.1.0
Connected to UPS [compaq]: compaq
Synchronizing........ giving up

Initially I got occasional comments in /var/log/messages about stale data (about 1/hour) 
but setting MAXAGE 30 in upsd.conf seems to have fixed that.  

However the MAXAGE change didn´t make any difference to the "Synchronizing" problem 
- is the synchronization with slave systems (I don´t have any) or with the UPS driver?  

Although upsd apparently is not synchronized, upsmon starts, although it
logs the message Poll UPS [compaq at localhost] failed - Variable not
supported by UPS.

Suggestions welcome for these nits but essentially the system seems
to work.


Dr Bernard J. Treves Brown,  Research Fellow
Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science,
University of Manchester, P.O. Box 88, Manchester. M60 1QD  UK
Email: B.J.Treves.Brown at manchester.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 161-306 8900  Fax: +44 (0) 161-306 4896 

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