[SLUG] Installing Richcomm PowerManager on Ubuntu-type system

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Edwin Humphries

May 7, 2013, 8:30:03 PM5/7/13
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Has anyone had success installing Richcomm PowerManager USB UPS
monitoring software? (It's the software that came with my UPS).

The install script assumes a RedHat-type file structure and displays
errors on not finding /etc/rc.d/rc.local in my Linux-Mint system; after
exiting the subsequent configuration script, it then shows "Init Usb
Failed!". This despite the fact that lsusb shows the UPS up as "Bus 002
Device 004: ID 0925:1234 Lakeview Research", and
disconnecting/reconnecting the UPS USB cable shows up in dmesg as:
[ 7764.788092] usb 2-3: USB disconnect, device number 3
[ 7779.004071] usb 2-3: new low-speed USB device number 4 using ohci_hcd
[ 7779.233251] generic-usb 0003:0925:1234.0004: hiddev0,hidraw2: USB HID
v1.00 Device [\xffffffd0\xffffff89\xffffff89 UPS USB MON V1.4] on
[ 7780.006016] usb 2-3: usbfs: interface 0 claimed by usbhid while
'richcomm_usb' sets config #1

which all looks OK to my (admittedly untrained) eye.

I'm running LMDE 13 x64 KDE.

I have tried installing NUT, but it's somewhat beyond me, I'm afraid.

Help would be appreciated.

Edwin Humphries

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David Lyon

May 7, 2013, 8:38:54 PM5/7/13
I've not tried with any modern devices but the older UPS's used to toggle
the CTS or DTR
data line on the serial-port to tell the PC that power was available.

The driver would simply watch the pin and when it toggled the software
would start taking

These lines are still made available via the USB driver but it looks like
the issue is with
the installation section.
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Richcomm PowerManager - can you send me Serial number please
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