[Nut-upsuser] SUSE 10.0 and MGE Ellipse

Arnaud Quette aquette.dev at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 21:11:20 UTC 2006

2006/1/13, Paul Mogren <fkamogee at yahoo.com>:
> Greetings Arnaud and others,

Hi Paul,

I've been using NUT with Gentoo Linux for a couple of years now. I recently
> installed SUSE Linux 10.0 and I'm having difficulty getting it to
> recognize my UPS (MGE Ellipse).
> I tried the MGE-PSP package, but the GUI crashes immediately on startup. I
> decided to get just NUT running correctly before worrying about that. I
> uninstalled MGE-PSP and am left wtih the NUT 2.0.2-4 package from MGE.

I also found a minor ABI incompatibility between glibmm 2.4 (linked with
PSP) and 2.8 (shipped with suse 10) which lead to that crash.
Simply rebuilding the packages on suse 10 did the trick...

This thread from June/July 2005 shed some light on the problem:
> http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/nut-upsuser/2005-July/000037.html
> For me, hotplug is not calling the libhidups script to the correct
> permissions on the USB device. If I fix it manually (e.g. by running
> "ACTION=add DEVICE=/proc/bus/usb/002/002 TYPE=usb
> /etc/hotplug/usb/libhidups"), NUT works fine. However, the permissions are
> reset on reboot. Same if I unplug and reconnect the USB cable, a new device
> is created with the wrong permissions (root:root/0644).
> I suppose I could write myself an init script to fix the permissions
> before NUT starts, but I'd rather just get hotplug to do what is expected of
> it. Any ideas?

quite franckly, I've searched and not found anything working fine.
The only solution I've found, while waiting for better, is to start nut as
root (to do this, I was really out of solution). This is a udev system,
without the old hotplug support, and which seems broken to me. Anyhow, I've
got to investigate and contact our (MGE) SuSE / Novell partner.

I've just released these packages internally for qualification tests, so
these should be out in about a week).

Thanks for your report,
Linux / Unix Expert - MGE UPS SYSTEMS - R&D Dpt
Network UPS Tools (NUT) Project Leader - http://www.networkupstools.org/
Debian Developer - http://people.debian.org/~aquette/
OpenSource Developer - http://arnaud.quette.free.fr/
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