[Nut-upsuser] Nut fsd command ignored: bcmxcp_usb driver, Powerware 5105 UPS

Stuart Rackham srackham at methods.co.nz
Wed Jul 25 23:19:00 UTC 2007


I'm having a  problem with the bcmxcp_usb driver FSD command: everything
seems to work apart from:

   upsmon -c fsd

Environment: Ubuntu 7.04, nut 2.0.5-1, nut-usb 2.0.5-1, Powerware 3105

upsd appears to send the FSD command to the UPS, upsmon then runs my
NOTIFYCMD (which halts my PC) but the UPS just doesn't turn off.
Here are the /var/log/daemon.log entries:

Jul 24 23:13:16 kea upsmon[5226]: Signal 10: User requested FSD
Jul 24 23:13:16 kea upsd[5223]: Client monuser at set FSD on UPS 
Jul 24 23:13:16 kea upsmon[5226]: Executing automatic power-fail shutdown
Jul 24 23:13:16 kea upsmon[5226]: Auto logout and shutdown proceeding
Jul 24 23:13:21 kea upsd[5223]: Host disconnected (read failure)
Jul 24 23:13:28 kea upsd[5223]: Signal 15: exiting

I might have suspected the UPS or USB interface/cable if not for the
fact that the shutdown.stayoff instant command works -- turns ups off
immediately and that notifications are returned from the UPS.

The bcmxcp_usb driver reports the following status:

# upsc pw3105 at localhost
driver.name: bcmxcp_usb
driver.parameter.port: auto
driver.parameter.shutdown_delay: 120
driver.version: 2.0.5
driver.version.internal: 0.11
input.phases: 1
ups.firmware: 00.80
ups.model: POWERWARE UPS    500VA
ups.power.nominal: 500
ups.status: OL
ups.voltage.nominal: 240

One peculiarity -- even though the test.battery.start instant command
is listed it puts this in the log:

Jul 24 23:08:11 kea bcmxcp_usb[5221]: [test.battery.start] not supported

Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers, Stuart

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