[Nut-upsdev] Cannot connect to APC Smart via USB under FreeBSD

Ilya Evseev ilya.evseev at gmail.com
Sun Sep 26 06:46:47 UTC 2010

  Hi again!

2010/9/26 Daniel O'Connor <doconnor at gsoft.com.au>:
> On 26/09/2010, at 10:12, Ilya Evseev wrote:
>> There is FreeBSD 7.1, NUT 2.4.1, UPS APC Smart 2200 XL.
> I haven't had much with USB UPS comms on FreeBSD before version 8.
> I thought there was a 'pollonly' option which I used and that helped but I can't see it in the docs now.

Stuff in /usr/ports/sysutils/nut/work/ does not contain "pollonly" word.

Interesting quote from

> FreeBSD (v5.5, v6.1 and above)
> (you will not lose use of USB keyboard and mouse)
> Disable: (nothing)
> Enable: ugen

And from /var/db/pkg/apcupsd-3.14.8_1/+DISPLAY

> NOTE that for USB cable you must comment out the line
>   device         uhid            # "Human Interface Devices"
> in your kernel configuration file and recompile the kernel.
> Your keyboard and mouse will still work.

GENERIC kernel has both ugen and uhid enabled,
so I'll try to disable uhid, rebuild kernel and reboot.

WBR, Ilya

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