On 02/20/2018 06:16 PM, Charles Lepple wrote:
Do you have a pinout for that cable?
Unsure, but after recent suggestions, it may be working. Already had
NUT from SlackBuilds.org (SBo) installed, but reinstalled to add the
I forget if it is the default, but you might need to turn off the hardware and software
flow control (minicom: Ctrl-A then letter O, "Serial port setup"). I would also
recommend double-checking the serial port name (sometimes motherboards swap the headers
That said, if you have a maintenance window, it may be worth trying the
bestfcom driver directly. It will set up all of the serial port parameters, and
attempt to get an identification string.
I'm not sure if this is the recommended place to get NUT for Slackware, but
this looks promising: https://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.2/system/nut/
I don't have a maintenance window but sounded like recent suggestions
were easier. Some official Slackware team members run SlackBuilds.org
but its software isn't official... I call some quasi-official, and some
gets added/redone for Slackware later.
For testing, you only need to do the first two steps (through "usermod -a -G dialout
nut") after building. Then, add a section to ups.conf that looks like this:
driver = bestfcom
port = /dev/ttyS0 ### replace with the actual serial port name.
Then you can launch the driver with at least one "-D" flag:
/usr/libexec/nut/bestfcom -a ups -D
I thought there was a lot more to it than that, but after I ran that
stuff, the driver outputs. However, /etc/rc.d/rc.ups initialization
script might not do anything yet (only the command you gave, also when
forked, or it will continue using the tty.)
Here's output I got within the last few minutes, just wondering how to
complete configuration now (if this is working)...
root@darwinheim:~# Network UPS Tools - Best Ferrups/Fortress driver 0.12
Warning: This is an experimental driver.
Some features may not function correctly.
0.000000 debug level is '1'
8.434336 UPS Time: Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 16:01:08
26.245736 Best Power Ferrups FE700 detected
26.245755 Battery voltages: 13.58 nominal, 14.90 full, 11.00 low,
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