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    Default Re: How do i find what device to use for a character something pluggedin to USB

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    Funny, two devices.
    That happens. For example a USB dongle on the market here is a 3G modem and also a "CDROM". The "CDROM", which is actually some flash storage in the dongle, holds the firmware to talk to the modem. Since any number of logical devices can be put on the bus by the physical device, B stands for bus after all, some mfrs have found a use for the feature.

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    Default Re: How do i find what device to use for a character something plugged in to USB

    On Sun, 01 May 2011 00:06:03 GMT, ken yap
    <ken_yap@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    >robin_listas;2332497 Wrote:
    >> Funny, two devices.

    >
    >That happens. For example a USB dongle on the market here is a 3G modem
    >and also a "CDROM". The "CDROM", which is actually some flash storage in
    >the dongle, holds the firmware to talk to the modem. Since any number of
    >logical devices can be put on the bus by the physical device, B stands
    >for bus after all, some mfrs have found a use for the feature.


    Using the syslog method i positively identified it as /dev/hidraw0.

    Now i get this error:

    CODE
    =====================
    $ /usr/lib/ups/driver/upsdrvctl start > upsdrvctl.txt 2>&1
    tcgetattr(/dev/hidraw0): Inappropriate ioctl for device
    Network UPS Tools - CyberPower text/binary protocol UPS driver 0.23
    (2.2.2)
    Warning: This is an experimental driver.
    Some features may not function correctly.

    Driver failed to start (exit status=1)
    Network UPS Tools - UPS driver controller 2.2.2
    ====================

    Does either of you have any additional advice to offer? It looks like i
    will have to go to the nut (network UPS tools) developers.

    I wonder of the current version of nut {2.6} has a better driver.
    Since this is being done on an 11.1 - KDE3 machine it does not seem
    reasonable to ask for a package to be built.

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    Default Re: How do i find what device to use for a character something pluggedin to USB

    On 2011-05-03 08:26, josephkk wrote:
    > Does either of you have any additional advice to offer? It looks like i
    > will have to go to the nut (network UPS tools) developers.


    In my case the "driver" takes more than a minute to initialize, reading
    things from the unit. But it times out before that, so I had to increase
    the timeout manually to a minute and a half.


    > I wonder of the current version of nut {2.6} has a better driver.
    > Since this is being done on an 11.1 - KDE3 machine it does not seem
    > reasonable to ask for a package to be built.


    You should not be using 11.1.
    You may try the nut package from 11.4 and compile/build it yourself.

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    josephkk NNTP User

    Default Re: How do i find what device to use for a character something plugged in to USB

    On Tue, 03 May 2011 14:20:06 GMT, "Carlos E. R."
    <robin_listas@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >On 2011-05-03 08:26, josephkk wrote:
    >> Does either of you have any additional advice to offer? It looks likei
    >> will have to go to the nut (network UPS tools) developers.

    >
    >In my case the "driver" takes more than a minute to initialize, reading
    >things from the unit. But it times out before that, so I had to increase
    >the timeout manually to a minute and a half.
    >

    This error is almost immediate.
    >
    >> I wonder of the current version of nut {2.6} has a better driver.
    >> Since this is being done on an 11.1 - KDE3 machine it does not seem
    >> reasonable to ask for a package to be built.

    >
    >You should not be using 11.1.


    I tried 11.2 and 11.3 both with KDE4. Seriously unstable on my machine
    with all the eye heroin turned off. I kind of lost interest in KDE4 at
    that point. I have one machine with 11.3 and KDE3.5, it is ok.

    >You may try the nut package from 11.4 and compile/build it yourself.


    I will consider it. Does it include _full sources_, state all development
    dependencies, and include a spec file?

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    Default Re: How do i find what device to use for a character something pluggedin to USB

    On 2011-05-05 07:24, josephkk wrote:
    > On Tue, 03 May 2011 14:20:06 GMT, "Carlos E. R." <> wrote:



    > This error is almost immediate.


    I meant that I had to carefully look till I found the cause, and I posted
    it so you could see how weird it is. You will have to search for yours.


    >>> I wonder of the current version of nut {2.6} has a better driver.
    >>> Since this is being done on an 11.1 - KDE3 machine it does not seem
    >>> reasonable to ask for a package to be built.

    >>
    >> You should not be using 11.1.

    >
    > I tried 11.2 and 11.3 both with KDE4. Seriously unstable on my machine
    > with all the eye heroin turned off. I kind of lost interest in KDE4 at
    > that point. I have one machine with 11.3 and KDE3.5, it is ok.


    11.1 is EOL, and 11.2 will be in days.


    >> You may try the nut package from 11.4 and compile/build it yourself.

    >
    > I will consider it. Does it include _full sources_, state all development
    > dependencies, and include a spec file?


    Of course.

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    josephkk NNTP User

    Default Re: How do i find what device to use for a character something plugged in to USB

    On Thu, 05 May 2011 09:50:06 GMT, "Carlos E. R."
    <robin_listas@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >On 2011-05-05 07:24, josephkk wrote:
    >> On Tue, 03 May 2011 14:20:06 GMT, "Carlos E. R." <> wrote:

    >
    >
    >> This error is almost immediate.

    >
    >I meant that I had to carefully look till I found the cause, and I posted
    >it so you could see how weird it is. You will have to search for yours.
    >

    OK.
    >
    >>>> I wonder of the current version of nut {2.6} has a better driver.
    >>>> Since this is being done on an 11.1 - KDE3 machine it does not seem
    >>>> reasonable to ask for a package to be built.
    >>>
    >>> You should not be using 11.1.

    >>
    >> I tried 11.2 and 11.3 both with KDE4. Seriously unstable on my machine
    >> with all the eye heroin turned off. I kind of lost interest in KDE4 at
    >> that point. I have one machine with 11.3 and KDE3.5, it is ok.

    >
    >11.1 is EOL, and 11.2 will be in days.
    >

    I am aware of that. I still have old machines on 10.3 because i haven't
    the time to get 11.X installed on them. I have a substantial case of
    "It's working, DON'T fix it." It gets especially aggravated when the
    "NEW" system is still flaky. My experience with oS 10.0, 10.1, 10.2,
    11.0, 11.2, 11.3 are that they were/are flaky. And yes, i am seriously
    considering switching to SLED and SLES.
    >
    >>> You may try the nut package from 11.4 and compile/build it yourself.

    >>
    >> I will consider it. Does it include _full sources_, state all development
    >> dependencies, and include a spec file?

    >
    >Of course.


    I guess i will go looking for it. I expect to find it in source.

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    Default Re: How do i find what device to use for a character something pluggedin to USB

    On 2011-05-06 04:06, josephkk wrote:
    > My experience with oS 10.0, 10.1, 10.2,
    > 11.0, 11.2, 11.3 are that they were/are flaky. And yes, i am seriously
    > considering switching to SLED and SLES.


    All versions have problems for some people. For me, 11.1 was very
    problematic. I find the lifetime of the distro too short: 11.2 is very
    stable for me, 11.4 still has problems, and 11.2 will be EOL in days. But
    SLED is too expensive for a home user.


    >> >Of course.

    > I guess i will go looking for it. I expect to find it in source.


    Yes, the sources repo. Everything you need should be there, but... in its
    own way.

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    josephkk NNTP User

    Default Re: How do i find what device to use for a character something plugged in to USB

    On Sat, 07 May 2011 00:50:06 GMT, "Carlos E. R."
    <robin_listas@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >On 2011-05-06 04:06, josephkk wrote:
    >> My experience with oS 10.0, 10.1, 10.2,
    >> 11.0, 11.2, 11.3 are that they were/are flaky. And yes, i am seriously
    >> considering switching to SLED and SLES.

    >
    >All versions have problems for some people. For me, 11.1 was very
    >problematic. I find the lifetime of the distro too short: 11.2 is very
    >stable for me, 11.4 still has problems, and 11.2 will be EOL in days. But
    >SLED is too expensive for a home user.
    >

    Probably for quite a few, not for all. US $120 for a single seat with
    some support for 1 year is not out of my reach.

    http://shop.novell.com/store/novell/...=1305089751975

    >
    >>> >Of course.

    >> I guess i will go looking for it. I expect to find it in source.

    >
    >Yes, the sources repo. Everything you need should be there, but... in its
    >own way.


    Now all i have to do is find "nut" in the 11.4 source repos. Back in a
    few days.

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