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Re: USB and serial (was Re: [vox-tech] lbncurses.so.4 issue)
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Re: USB and serial (was Re: [vox-tech] lbncurses.so.4 issue)

with my belkin upsd (aka bulldog), i don't remember what i did to
recognize that anything was working, but i set the settings to shut down
after 15 minutes.  when i pulled the power plug out, everybody logged in
got a message via write that they had 15 minutes to log out or whatever.
then, it did perform a clean shutdown after 15 mintues.  after that i went
in and configured things a bit more...

it looks like you're there, you just have to figure out exactly which
devide got picked up by hid.  my guess is /dev/input/js0 (since it
mentioned its using a joystick driver).  give that try and see what


On Tue, 3 Feb 2004, Richard Crawford wrote:

> Dave Margolis said:
> > somewhere in that belkin software there is a device setting.  the
> > default is /dev/ttyS0.
> >
> > maybe look in dmesg to see if it is registering a usb device?
> Here is the line that looks most relevant to me from dmesg:
> hiddev0: USB HID v1.00 Joystick [BELKIN UPS] on usb1:2.0
> Looks to me like it's showing up as a USB device.
> Right now I have the Belkin Bulldog sentry software pointing to
> /dev/ttyUSB0; at that setting it doesn't, at least, return an error
> saying, "Cannot connect to device".  It says it's connected, but it
> doesn't get any information from the UPS... nothing about voltage,
> capacity, nothing.
> I tried pointing it to /dev/ttyUSB1 and it wouldn't even connect.  Should
> I try pointing it at /dev/ttyUSB2?
> > my gut feeling is you should be able to get that to work.  if not
> > though, how about exchanging it for one of their serial models?  i have
> > a belkin ups that i've been really happy with.
> It looks like it would be a good product.  Heh.  On the positive side,
> once I got the ncurses issue sorted out, upsd seems to be running just
> fine.  I just wish I could figure out how to talk to it and get some
> information out of it.
> Sláinte,
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