[Nut-upsuser] Hardware compatibility report: APC Smart-UPS_1500

Gene Heskett gheskett at shentel.net
Wed Jan 8 23:58:25 GMT 2020

On Wednesday 08 January 2020 16:14:36 Gene Heskett wrote:

> On Wednesday 08 January 2020 15:44:10 Roger Price wrote:
> > Gene's posting:
> > https://alioth-lists.debian.net/pipermail/nut-upsuser/2020-January/0
> >11 654.html contains a NUT 2.7.4 update for the APC Smart-UPS_1500
> > device dump at
> > https://networkupstools.org/ddl/APC/Smart-UPS_1500.html
> >
> > Please note the changes since the 2.7.2 report, e.g. ups.delay.start
> > is no longer supported.
> >
> > Roger
> No matter, thats 2.7.2 I'm running.
Then I recalled the hoops I had to go thru to get it working on this 
machine so I pulled 2.7.4, but it wouldn't allow itself to be copied to 
the pi when doing the copy as me.

I'll see if I can get it to the pi as  me using different tools, like mc.  
Nope, ro file system. unmount and e2fsck I guess.  Except it won't 
reboot. I see the boot trace until it says starting plymouth and the 
screen goes blank and stays blank. Very short, very dim blink of the 
green led about every 10 seconds. And thats it.  raspi-config has been 
updated, and I'll bet its enabled something in the video that the 
4.19.late rev preempt-rt kernel doesn't have.  Damn.  And there's likely 
3.5 gigs worth of stuff over and above the stock raspbian armhf install 
that will need reinstalling if I rewrite that sd card.

Scrolling back thru the history, I see when I plugged in the usb cable 
that came with the ups, and it id's itself so:

[222829.590366] usb 1-1.3.1: new low-speed USB device number 6 using 
[222834.349036] usb 1-1.3.1: New USB device found, idVendor=0764, 
idProduct=0501, bcdDevice= 0.01
[222834.349055] usb 1-1.3.1: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=1, 
[222834.349071] usb 1-1.3.1: Product: CP625HGa
[222834.349086] usb 1-1.3.1: Manufacturer: CPS
[222834.383162] hid-generic 0003:0764:0501.0007: hiddev98,hidraw4: USB 
HID v1.10 Device [CPS CP625HGa] on usb-0000:01:00.0-1.3.1/input0
[222846.144086] logitech-hidpp-device 0003:046D:4004.0006: HID++ 2.0 
device connected.

Which looks promising.

And I may have found the first blowup, I had issued a "time make" to 
rebuild the kernel whose src tree is on an SSD known as /dev/sdb1, 
mounted as media/pi/workspace, all 240 gigs of it. That trace back never 
reported the elapsed time, but got into a loop resetting /dev/sda1.  So 
I am wondering if the armhf version of "time" is duff.  I'll send this, 
then stumble around some more in that terminals history.

> Cheers, Gene Heskett

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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