[Nut-upsuser] Problems starting upsd with newhidups
johng at as.arizona.edu
Fri Feb 24 03:11:28 UTC 2006
I am having trouble getting upsd to start. I am using the Debian NUT packages
version 2.0.3 (current in Debian/sid). I am using the newhidups driver with
an APC Back-UPS BR 800.
The init.d script wasn't functioning, so I backtracked to running upsd
manually and I get:
foxstar:/etc/nut# upsd -u root
Network UPS Tools upsd 2.0.3
Can't connect to UPS [foxstarups] (newhidups-auto): No such file or directory
My ups.conf contains:
driver = newhidups
port = auto
offdelay = 600
desc = "foxstar UPS"
It seems that upsd is concatenating the driver and port fields with a hyphen
inbetween. Adding "-DDD" does not produce any extra output. Going back one
step further and running the driver directly shows that it can connect to the
UPS, as long as I include the "-u root" option:
foxstar:/etc/nut# /lib/nut/newhidups -u root auto
Network UPS Tools: New USB/HID UPS driver 0.28 (2.0.3)
Detected a UPS: American Power Conversion/Back-UPS BR 800 FW:9.o2 .D USB FW:o2
Using subdriver: APC HID 0.8
Am I doing something wrong? Is my upsd not configured properly?
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