[Nut-upsuser] PSP, Protection Center 500, NUT 2.0.2 and Gentoo

Christophe de VIENNE cdevienne at gmail.com
Sun Sep 11 14:26:45 UTC 2005


I recently bought a MGE protection center 500.

I am running a gentoo, and I am currently trying to enable the ups
handling by the os, with no success.

First, I compiled and installe nut 2.0.2 (with usb support) and psp
3.0. I made ebuild for them that I will submit soon to

The ups is connected via usb, and lsusb confirms that the device is
detected (cf end of the mail for the lsusb output).

** configuring nut

I created an entry in /etc/nut/ups.conf :

        driver = newhidups
        port = auto

Then, running upsdrvctl gives me :

$ upsdrvctl start mge
Network UPS Tools - UPS driver controller 2.0.2
Network UPS Tools: New USB/HID UPS driver 0.23 (2.0.2)

No USB/HID UPS found
Driver failed to start (exit status=1)

** Running psp :

- The gui starts, then freeze after a very short moment during which
the buttons highlight when the mouse goes over them.
- Then I have to CTRL-C it twice, then it fails with a segmentation fault.
- psp seems to suppose that the nut configuration is in /etc/ups
(that's what I guessed considering the messages on the console when
/etc/ups was absent), but on gentoo nut configuration is in /etc.nut.

tryo dev # psp

(psp:9425): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to add a widget with type
gtkmm__GtkFixed to a container of type gtkmm__GtkViewport, but the
widget is already inside a container of type gtkmm__GtkViewport, the
GTK+ FAQ at http://www.gtk.org/faq/ explains how to reparent a widget.
/bin/chown: `root:ups': invalid group
Segmentation fault
tryo dev #       

I will now try the latest versions of nut, but I'd like any advice,
especially if some of you are succefully using this ups.



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