[Nut-upsuser] Zigor Ebro 650 compatibility
martyn.joseph.hill at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 21:24:43 UTC 2012
On 10/08/2012 21:58, nut-upsuser-request at lists.alioth.debian.org wrote:
>>> Arnaud Quette<aquette.dev<at> gmail.com> writes:
>>>> 2012/6/3 Chris Rees<crees<at> freebsd.org>:
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>> Hi Chris,
>>>>> After some research I've found that this device should run with the
>>>>> blazer_usb driver.
>>>>> Jun 3 16:15:38 pegasus kernel: ugen0.4:<vendor 0x0001> at usbus0
>>>>> Jun 3 16:15:38 pegasus kernel: uhid0:<vendor 0x0001 product 0x0000,
>>>>> class 0/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 4> on usbus0
>>>>> However, even after shoehorning it;
>>>>> [crees<at> pegasus]/usr/local/libexec/nut% sudo ./blazer_usb -a zigor
>>>>> -DDDDDDDDD -x vendorid=0x0001 -x productid=0x0000 -x subdriver=krauler
>>>>> Network UPS Tools - Megatec/Q1 protocol USB driver 0.04
>>>>> (2.6.3-Unversioned directory)
>>>>> 0.000000 send_to_all: SETINFO driver.parameter.vendorid "0x0001"
>>>>> 0.000013 send_to_all: SETINFO driver.parameter.productid "0x0000"
>>>>> 0.000018 send_to_all: SETINFO driver.parameter.subdriver "krauler"
>>>>> 0.000020 debug level is '9'
>>>>> 0.000874 language ID workaround enabled (using '0x409')
>>>>> 0.001019 No appropriate HID device found
>>>>> 0.001025 No supported devices found. Please check your device
>>>>> availability with 'lsusb'
>>>>> and make sure you have an up-to-date version of NUT. If this does not help,
>>>>> try running the driver with at least 'subdriver', 'vendorid'
>>> and 'productid'
>>>>> options specified. Please refer to the man page for details about these
>>>>> (man 8 blazer).
>>>>> This is on FreeBSD with NUT updated to 2.6.3 (I've modified the port).
>>> Hi Chris
>>> Any chance you could share the FreeBSD port? Using the version (2.6.1)
>>> currently available in the ports tree, I can get a step closer than your tests
>>> above, but without the enhanced blazer_usb driver (0.0.4) in nut 2.6.3, I
>>> don't think I can get any further.
>> All you need to do is edit the PORTVERSION value in the Makefile, and
>> run make makesum :)
>> I've just successfully upgraded to 2.6.4 this way....
I also found a FreeBSD port patch on-line for 2.6.4 that has yet to be
committed to the ports-tree. I'll try your route against the latest NUT
release and see what we get.
>>>>> The UPS comes with UPSilon, but it's several years (!) old and I can't
>>>>> even get it to install, let alone work.
>>>>> Have I sent enough info? I'm willing to have a go at hacking the
>>>>> driver, but having trouble getting started.
>>>>> [crees<at> pegasus]/usr/local/libexec/nut% grep -v
>>> ^# /usr/local/etc/nut/ups.conf
>>>>> port = auto
>>>>> driver = blazer_usb
>>>>> langid_fix = 0x409
>>>>> desc = "Zigor UPS"
>>>>> vendorid = 0001
>>>>> productid = 0000
>>>> it's quite probably due to a permission issue.
>>>> See "4) Permissions" on
>> Thanks Arnaud, and sorry for the delay-- I've been on holiday.
>> As I mentioned above I've now got it to 2.6.4, and have a new message;
>> [crees at pegasus]/usr/local/libexec/nut% sudo ./blazer_usb -a zigor -DDDDDDDDDDDDD
>> Network UPS Tools - Megatec/Q1 protocol USB driver 0.08
>> (2.6.4-Unversioned directory)
>> 0.000000 debug level is '13'
>> 0.001081 Checking device (0001/0000) (/dev/usb//dev/ugen2.3)
>> 0.001688 - VendorID: 0001
>> 0.001694 - ProductID: 0000
>> 0.001697 - Manufacturer: unknown
>> 0.001701 - Product: unknown
>> 0.001705 - Serial Number: unknown
>> 0.001708 - Bus: /dev/usb
>> 0.001712 Trying to match device
>> 0.001717 Device matches
>> 0.001737 send_to_all: SETINFO ups.vendorid "0001"
>> 0.001744 send_to_all: SETINFO ups.productid "0000"
>> 0.001751 send_to_all: SETINFO device.type "ups"
>> 0.001758 send_to_all: SETINFO driver.version "2.6.4-Unversioned
>> 0.001764 send_to_all: SETINFO driver.version.internal "0.08"
>> 0.001770 send_to_all: SETINFO driver.name "blazer_usb"
>> 0.001775 Trying megatec protocol...
>> 0.001786 send: Q1
>> 0.002191 read: Unknown error
>> 0.002242 Permissions problem: Input/output error
>> [crees at pegasus]/usr/local/libexec/nut%
>> I had already chmod'd 777 all the USB nodes (just for debugging of course!)
>> [crees at pegasus]/usr/local/libexec/nut% grep -v ^# /usr/local/etc/nut/ups.conf
>> port = auto
>> driver = blazer_usb
>> Looks as though the UPS is answering in strange ways....
I applied the 2.6.4 patch and recompiled and, after chown'ing the USB
DEV nodes, got something very similar, effectively, the sequence:
Trying megatec protocol...
read: Unknown error
Permissions problem: Input/output error
I tried various protocol filters, but only the (new) megatec protocol
gets this far...
> Just for fun, I noticed the #ifdef TESTING in blazer_usb.c.
> I defined that, and got this output when running ./blazer_usb -a zigor:
> Any hints there?
I then installed the Upsilon s/w on my Windows XP laptop (which works
effectively, even if it looks a bit 'old-school'..)
I did take some comfort in seeing references to 'Megatec(USB)' in the
Upsilon software configuration...
I ran USBSniff against the port whilst attaching the UPS. Unfortuately,
I couldn't make much sense of the verbose USBSniff output, but if this
is useful for debugging (for Arnaud?) I could share it.
With suitable guidance, I'm happy to devote time to helping get this UPS
working under NUT - I'd hate to have to build a Windows box just to
monitor the UPS which is currently protecting my FreeBSD server and
Regards and thanks for such a clever bit of software!
"There are 10 types of people in this world. Those who understand binary and those who don't."
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