[Nut-upsuser] Tripp light driver?

Jeff Knerr knerr at cs.swarthmore.edu
Mon Nov 27 18:07:02 CET 2006

 >> I am wondering if anyone gotten nut to work with a Tripp Light Smart Pro
 >> 2U Rack/Towers (SMART2200RMXL2U). If so which driver did you use, or
 >> what driver do you think I should try?

 Hi Ricky. With help from Charles Lepple, I was able to get nut to work
 with my SMART2200RMXL2U. I haven't put it into production yet, but it
 appears to work and should do what I need it to (just shut things down
 if the power is out and the ups battery is running low).

 You need to use the development version -- that's got the stuff Charles
 added to get my SMART2200RMXL2U to work. I'll include some of my notes
 below, but I haven't worked on this in weeks, so they're not complete
 and may even be wrong! :)  


- i'm running debian sarge with a 2.6.8-3-686 kernel
- ups is connected to usb port of server
$ svn co svn://svn.debian.org/nut/trunk
Checked out revision 539.
$  cd trunk/
$  ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/stow/nut-2.1-dev-538 --with-user=nut
(you don't have to use stow -- i use it for stuff in /usr/local)
$  make
$  make usb
$  make snmp
$  sudo make install
$  sudo make install-conf
$  sudo make install-usb
$  sudo make install-snmp
$  cd /usr/local/stow
$  sudo stow nut-2.1-dev-538/
(again, you don't have to use stow -- it just makes links to /usr/local/bin, lib, etc)
- made /var/state/ups dir to be 700 and nut:nut
- set up ups.conf:
  driver = tripplite_usb
  port = /dev/ups
  productid = 0001
  desc = "black ups on lower shelf"
- set up upsd.conf:
ACL all
ACL localhost
ACCEPT localhost
- make sure permissions are correct on device files:
(this is one part i'm not sure about!)
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 11 Oct 16 15:10 /dev/ups -> usb/hiddev0
crw-rw----  1 nut nut 180, 96 Oct 16 15:10 /dev/usb/hiddev0
-rw-rw-r--  1 root nut 52 Oct 16 15:10 /proc/bus/usb/002/002

i think i did this with the following in /etc/udev/rules.d/local.rules:
BUS="usb", SYSFS{idVendor}="09ae", SYSFS{manufacturer}=="TRIPP LITE", SYSFS{product}=="TRIPP LITE SMART2200RMXL2U  ", SYMLINK+="ups", MODE="0660", OWNER="nut", GROUP="nut"

- now start it up:
$ sudo upsdrvctl -DDDD start
Network UPS Tools - UPS driver controller 2.1.0
Starting UPS: tripplite
exec: /usr/local/stow/nut-2.1-dev-538/bin/tripplite_usb -a tripplite
Network UPS Tools - Tripp Lite OMNIVS and SMARTPRO driver 0.7 (2.1.0)
Warning: This is an experimental driver.
Some features may not function correctly.
Using SMARTPRO protocol (3003)
Attached to Tripp Lite SMART2200RMXL2U
$  sudo upsd
$  upsc tripplite at localhost
battery.test.status: Battery OK
battery.voltage: 54.40
battery.voltage.nominal: 48
driver.name: tripplite_usb

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