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

Unfortunately, the box on mine proudly proclaims that my model is USB
only.  And there is indeed no serial port on the back.

When Jennifer first found it on Belkin's website, I examined it and saw
that the copy said it was compatible with Linux.  And, indeed, there is
a Linux version of the software on the CD that came with the UPS. 
However, when I looked at the product description again on Belkin's
website, I couldn't find anything saying it was Linux friendly.  I feel
like I've been had.

Assuming the software wants to talk to a serial port, and the device
only has a USB port, is there a way to make them talk to each other?

On Tue, 2004-02-03 at 00:55, Samuel N. Merritt wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 10:53:47PM -0800, Richard S. Crawford wrote:
> > Thanks, Pete and Ken.  That helped a lot!
> > 
> > Of course, there are new issues now.  Like the fact that the device
> > connects to the computer via a USB connection, but the software seems to
> > want to talk to a serial port.  I'll get it working somehow.
> I have a Regulator Pro Gold, and it has a serial port as well as a USB
> port. I could be mistaken, but I think the serial cable is just a plain
> old serial cable.
> I had NUT working with that UPS for a couple years using the serial
> cable with nearly zero effort. I tried once or twice to hook it up via
> USB, but I never did get the software to do anything useful. 
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