[Nut-upsuser] MGE Pulsar M 3000 communication problems

Arnaud Quette aquette.dev at gmail.com
Fri Oct 13 08:02:38 UTC 2006

2006/10/12, Ingo Schaefer <ingo at ingo-schaefer.de>:
> Hello Peter and others,
> Am Montag, den 09.10.2006, 10:31 -0300 schrieb Peter Selinger:
> > there is a newmge-shut driver is in the current SVN tree, which is a
> > rewrite of mge-shut based on the newhidups USB driver. I don't know if
> > it is in working condition (Arnaud?). But you could try it.
> I will try that later, if I can definately say the hardware is okay.

I don't recall where I've stopped on the newmge-shut front.
IIRC, the get was working (so standard operations), but not the set
(can't use upsrw, nor ups.conf settings and the like)

> > Although it seems that your problem is not the driver, but some other
> > link in the chain (perhaps the hardware). After all, others have
> > tested the same device with no problems.
> I just installed the MGE Solution Pac to make (for me) sure the hardware
> is okay. On startup I also get:
> Thu Oct 12 08:51:27 2006 : PSP monitoring module started
> Thu Oct 12 08:51:41 2006 : Communication lost with UPS
> Thu Oct 12 08:52:10 2006 : Communication restored with UPS
> Thu Oct 12 08:52:16 2006 : Utility failure
> Thu Oct 12 08:52:30 2006 : Utility restored

the old PSP (the one above) has a known loss of communication at
startup. It shouldn't occur afterward.

another good test would be the windows PSP

> So I think there must be some kind of problem in the communication
> chain.
> But til now it is working (or at least it seems to be working)
> (The problem now is to notify the other machines about a problem)

it's possible that the communication part of hardware is faulty. but
I'm still unsure. The windows PSP test would be a good one, since the
mge-shut driver is still too verbose, and tends to spam the hardware
(a point that has been improved in newhidups).

Depending on that, we'll follow with the support service.

Lastly, I'll sadly have another unplanned event (my grand father is
dying from a cancer...) and will be back on tuesday...

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