[Nut-upsuser] bcmxcp_usb can not communicate with Eaton Powerware 5110

Arnaud Quette aquette.dev at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 14:58:52 UTC 2012

2012/9/2 Greg Vickers <daehenoc at iinet.net.au>

>  Hi Arnaud,

Hi Greg,

> On 13/08/12 18:09, Arnaud Quette wrote:
> Hey Massimo and Greg,
> 2012/8/12 Massimo Gais <massimo.gais at iki.fi>
>> On Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 5:11 AM, Greg Vickers <daehenoc at iinet.net.au>wrote:
>>> I have not yet gotten rid of it, so thank you very much!  It's a case of
>>> download, extract, apply patch, and compile on my RPi, correct?
>>  Hello Greg,
>> yes you can compile it directly on the RPI. See anyway that if you have
>> the old deb package installed and you want to replace only the recompiled
>> driver, you may have some mismatch with the pidpath/statepath directories
>> (/var/state/ups vs /var/run/nut). I tried to make a debian package on the
>> RPi, but it was requiring to install all the documentation tools, and I did
>> not have enough SD disk space for that.
>  I have finally gotten around to compiling nut with the patch!  It was on
> my list of things to do :)
> use the following configuration line to get back inline with deb
> directives:
> ./configure --prefix= --includedir=/usr/include --mandir=/usr/share/man
> --sysconfdir=/etc/nut --localstatedir=/var --without-ssl --with-cgi
> --with-dev --enable-static --with-statepath=/var/run/nut
> --with-altpidpath=/var/run/nut --with-drvpath=/lib/nut
> --with-cgipath=/usr/lib/cgi-bin/nut --with-htmlpath=/usr/share/nut/www
> --with-pidpath=/var/run/nut --datadir=/usr/share/nut
> --with-pkgconfig-dir=/usr/lib/pkgconfig --with-user=nut --with-group=nut
> --with-udev-dir=/lib/udev --without-doc
> I saw that 'compile usb drivers = no' was set, and added --with-usb to get
> bcmxcp_usb to compile.
>  you may also want to disable a few more things, like CGI, by using
> "--without-cgi" for example...
> this will lower the dependencies barrier.
> The only packages I had to add were 'libgd2-xmp-dev' and 'libusb-dev'.
> I've just tested it and it work great!  Thanks very much :)

glad to hear it :)

>   The only thing plugged into this UPS is the power supply for the
> RaspberryPi - nut reports the load as 0.0% :)  I'm going to also plug in
> the 5-port switch and ADSL modem/router, I expect to be online for some
> time when there is a local power failure :D

RPi is maybe too green (Ie not consuming enough power) to be visible.
I'm interesting in the result with more load...

Linux / Unix / Opensource Engineering Expert - Eaton -
Network UPS Tools (NUT) Project Leader - http://www.networkupstools.org
Debian Developer - http://www.debian.org
Free Software Developer - http://arnaud.quette.fr
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