[Nut-upsuser] Eaton USB PowerWare 3105

Brendan Kelly bkelly7 at bigpond.net.au
Mon Jun 5 23:53:31 UTC 2006

This is just to let the list know that I have had success getting my FC3
system talking to my USB PW3105. I used nut 2.0.3 and recompiled from
source so as to get the bcmxcp_usb driver. After that it was just a
matter of following the (very good) INSTALL instructions provided in the
tarball. Although I haven't got the hotplug scripts working yet (the
samples provided are not a good fit on a FC3 system) I got around this
by setting the perms (640) and ownership (nut:nut) manually for
both /dev/ttyS1 and /proc/bus/usb/xxx/yyy (xxx/yyy obtained from lsusb).
I suspect I will have to redo this last step after every reboot but
that's not real prob as reboots happen very infrequently (even more so
now I have this UPS hopefully). I will post the new hotplug
scripts/instructions once I work it out. I also grabbed
the /etc/sysconfig/ups and /etc/init.d/ups from the nut 2.0.2 fc3 rpm on
rpmfind for system V startup - they required very little hacking to work
with the recompiled version. People are welcome to email me at
bkelly7 at bigpond.net.au if they need more detail.

- Brendan.

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