[Nut-upsuser] Problems starting upsd with newhidups

Arnaud Quette aquette.dev at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 07:44:17 UTC 2006

2006/2/24, John Gruenenfelder <johng at as.arizona.edu>:
> Hello,
> 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
> Synchronizing..... <CTRL-C>
> My ups.conf contains:
> [foxstarups]
>         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?

I think you're facing a bug I've discovered yesterday, just after my
upload of 2.0.3, thanks to ubuntu: /var is now created upon each boot.

Check that for more info:

So I'll have to upload a -2 release...

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