[Rack] minotaur is down

Jake jake at spaz.org
Sat Jul 6 10:17:57 UTC 2013

we have been spamming the discuss list with this stuff.  no more.

it may be an issue of the old hardware having a "real" parallel port that 
we never used, because we didn't have a connector for it, and the new 
hardware doesn't have a real parallel port.

make sure you're talking to the right device, which is a USB parallel port 
which is tied to the sprinkler pipe just above the wall-o-tubes.

i guess you're looking at /dev/usb... so it should be the right device.

it must be something about the new OS install, different drivers for the 
usb parallel port or something fucked up like that.  good luck.

On Sat, 6 Jul 2013, Jonathan Lassoff wrote:

> First, gateman needs to come up.
> I'm stuck interacting with the parallel port as a parallel port :(
> open("/dev/usb/lp0", O_RDWR)            = 3
> ioctl(3, PPCLAIM, 0x7fff85442ba8)       = -1 ENOTTY (Inappropriate
> ioctl for device)
> On Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 10:56 PM, Ben Kochie <ben at nerp.net> wrote:
>> Ok, Henner and me verified.
>> /dev/ttyS1 is upstairs keypad
>> /dev/ttyS2 is downstairs keypad
>> baron is ready for startup.
>> -ben
>> On Fri, 5 Jul 2013, Ben Kochie wrote:
>>>> you will notice a four-way plug that has yellow and black wires, and goes
>>>> to the blue serial cables.  Those are 12v power for the payphone and
>>>> upstairs keypad.  On minotaur there was a jack on the motherboard that
>>>> happened to put out 12v like that, so that's what that is.  If you find a
>>>> way to power those from the new situation that would be great.
>>> Minotaur is back online, with a fresh Debian install.  I've copied the
>>> basics back into place, but there will be some work needed to get everything
>>> back in place.
>>> Henner is helping out soldering up a random 12v PSU to the two DB9-RJ45
>>> adapters to provide power to the keypads.
>>> We should have things rolling soon.  If you're looking for data from the
>>> old install, check out /var/backups/old-minotaur/
>>> Please be careful with disk space use.  The SSD that is providing the
>>> mission critical rootfs is only 2GB.
>>> There is a 750G drive setup with LVM to be used for other stuff.
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