[Nut-upsdev] Patch for drivers.list

Svein Skogen (listmail account) svein-listmail at stillbilde.net
Wed Jul 29 12:44:10 UTC 2009

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Charles Lepple wrote:
> On Jul 29, 2009, at 5:26 AM, Svein Skogen (listmail account) wrote:
>> On a sidenote, I had a really hard time getting the usbhid-ups driver
>> working in FreeBSD running as a non-privileged user (even with
>> permissions on the /dev/ file set properly). Running it as root works,
>> though, so no biggie (I have the luxury of having the ups connected to a
>> dedicated box that is sufficiently fenced off from the rest of the
>> network).
> I don't have my FreeBSD box handy, but I seem to remember having to set
> permissions on both the bus (for libusb to enumerate the devices) and on
> the device's /dev node itself.

That I didn't try. I'll try it later (right now the weather here is too
unstable for me to consider messing with the UPS setup just when I might
need it). Thanks for the tip. (If this works, maybe it should be added
to some documentation?)

>> When it ran as a non-privileged user, the usbhid driver seemed to insist
>> on trying to load the "generic" driver, refusing to load the Cyberpower
>> one. As root, it loaded up the proper driver, and all is good. May just
>> be that my current FreeBSD-fu is low, or something.
> Are you referring to the usbhid-ups driver for NUT, or the ugen generic
> USB driver in the kernel?

the NUT driver. But that may, as you pointed to above, be that it
couldn't properly enumerate the bus.

> Also, what version of FreeBSD are you using?

"RELENG_7" (currently in 7.2 stable)


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