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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:32 pm    Post subject: MGE UPS Ellipse 300 USB with NUT Reply with quote

Hi all,

I've got trouble installing an MGE Ellipse 300 USB UPS. I followed the instructions found here :
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-372153

Everything goes on quite well, I did even skip the "patching" part because NUT is now at version 2.0.4...
However, UPSD daemon fails to sync. Starting up, it gives this output :
Code:
# /etc/init.d/upsd start
 * Starting upsd ...
Network UPS Tools upsd 2.0.4
Connected to UPS [mge]: newhidups-auto
Synchronizing........ giving up

Restarting gives the same output, except for random quotes like this...
Code:
Broadcast message from nut (Mon Mar 12 16:28:07 2007):
Communications with UPS mge@localhost lost
Broadcast message from nut (Mon Mar 12 16:28:07 2007):
Communications with UPS mge@localhost established

and such.

The device itself is seen by the system :
Code:
# lsusb
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0463:ffff MGE UPS Systems UPS
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 03f0:1204 Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 930c
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

...though on my Phpsysinfo page, it is not listed in USB devices (strange, strange...)

And finally, I tried this :
Code:
# upsc mge@localhost
battery.charge: 100
battery.charge.low: 30
battery.runtime: 1715
driver.name: newhidups
driver.parameter.port: auto
driver.version: 2.0.4
driver.version.data: MGE HID 0.9
driver.version.internal: 0.28
input.transfer.high: 264.0
input.transfer.low: 184.0
outlet.0.desc: Main Outlet
outlet.0.id: 1
outlet.0.switchable: 0
outlet.1.autoswitch.charge.low: 0
outlet.1.desc: PowerShare Outlet 1
outlet.1.id: 0
outlet.1.switch: 1
outlet.1.switchable: 0
output.voltage: 230.0
ups.delay.shutdown: -1
ups.delay.start: -10
ups.load: 17
ups.mfr: MGE
ups.model: ellipse 500
ups.power.nominal: 500
ups.status: OL CHRG

Device is incorrectly listed as Ellipse 500 (it's a 300)...
I'm stuck here.

Anyone could help, please ?
Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well... I thought I'd give it one more shot by myself, as this post doesn't seem that popular... ;)
Two things needed to be corrected.
Code:
# chown root:nut /etc/nut/* && chmod 750 /etc/nut/*

Seemed obvious but er... I didn't see any error messages before today :(

Then add this in user description in /etc/nut/upsd.users
Code:
actions = SET
instcmds = ALL


I know, I should play with two users, one admin and the other "just regular", but hey... it works, and my system is not really at risk here. I do have to mention a few more things, though...

1. These pages at MGEUPS were userful :
http://opensource.mgeups.com/howto.htm
http://opensource.mgeups.com/install/debian.htm

2. To the contrary, the one related to Gentoo installation is empty and has been for months. Thank you MGEUPS you are really helpful to us Gentoo users :?

3. I'm running this on a server with no GUI and I would have been glad to have a console (text-mode) interface or even a web module to get to see variables and/or tune my UPS in a more friendly fashion. I'm a little disappointed here. Never mind, it works at last and you know what ? I'm happy (just like Droopy, yes...)

See ya
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Quote:

3. I'm running this on a server with no GUI and I would have been glad to have a console (text-mode) interface or even a web module to get to see variables and/or tune my UPS in a more friendly fashion. I'm a little disappointed here. Never mind, it works at last and you know what ? I'm happy (just like Droopy, yes...)


You may emerge nut with the cgi flag. then you have some pages located in
/usr/html Move them to the apache /var/www/localhost/htdocs/nut (you need to create the nut directory)

Then you have in /usr/share/nut some cgi files that you move to /var/www/localhost/cgi-bin/nut
You have to secure the cgi-bin directory with a .htaccess

Code:

<Files upsset.cgi>
deny from all
allow from 127.0.0.1
</Files>


Now uncomment the
Quote:
I_HAVE_SECURED_MY_CGI_DIRECTORY

in the /etc/nut/upsset.conf

You need the upsstats and upsstats-single.html in the/etc/nut also.

And in the /etc/nut/hosts.conf you set the ups to monitor.
Quote:
MONITOR myups@localhost "Local UPS1"


Now you can check the ups with a browser and also send commands to it.

Regards
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