Openipmi with Opensuse 10.1 Remastered

Soren Petersen lists at
Thu Jan 25 11:24:04 CST 2007

Hi Novovia,

Try lsmod to see if the appropriate modules have been loaded.

Also, if /dev/ipmi0 exists, check if it has been bound to the correct 
character device (there are 254 possible...).

See the README file in the ipmitool package for details.

There is also a script called ipmi.init (or ipmi.init.basic) that does 
the setup work for you. Try running it (as root) before executing 
ipmitool. My Slackware machine is running ipmi.init as a part of system 
startup (the script is a part of the ipmitool package).

Good luck!

Soren Petersen

Postmaster wrote:
> Hi,
> We received this week our new poweredge server.
> We are trying to setup ipmitool on our Dell Poweredge 860. We use YaST
> to install openipmi 1.4.26 and ipmitool 1.8.6.
> When we try to launch for exemple : ipmitool chassis status
> The following error :
> Could not open device at /dev/ipmi0 or /dev/ipmi/0 or /dev/ipmidev/0: No
> such file or directory
> Error sending Chassis Status command
> Any help will be welcome,
> Thanks
> Best regards,
> Novovia
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