[Nut-upsdev] serial/USB-over-HID layer for fentonups

Peter Selinger selinger at mathstat.dal.ca
Wed Oct 5 13:39:20 UTC 2005

Pierre-Yves AILLET wrote:

> > It may be a permissions problem (although energizerups still may need
> > some tweaking).
> >
> I don't think so, I tried it as root.

Did you give the "-u root" option? Notice that NUT drivers drop root
privileges *before* opening the device. So even if you run it "as
root", it may not actually run as root. The "-u root" option is needed
to prevent it from doing that.

This behavior is documented in the upsdrvctl(8) man page. 

-- Peter

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