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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)

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?

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.

dave m.

On Tue, 3 Feb 2004, Richard S. Crawford wrote:

> 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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