[Nut-upsuser] SUSE 10.0 and MGE Ellipse
fkamogee at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 14 04:04:57 UTC 2006
I just remembered, there was something in the SUSE
release notes concerning hotplug... and indeed it does
appear to be relevant! Unfortunately, I don't know
enough about it to translate it into a solution:
Hotplug Events Handled by the udev Daemon
Hotplug events are now completely handled by the udev
daemon (udevd). We do not use the event multiplexer
system in /etc/hotplug.d and /etc/dev.d anymore.
Instead udevd calls all hotplug helper tools directly,
according to its rules. Udev rules and helper tools
are provided by udev and various other packages.
--- Arnaud Quette <aquette.dev at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> This thread from June/July 2005 shed some light on
> the problem:
> > 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
> > 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 -
> Debian Developer -
> OpenSource Developer - http://arnaud.quette.free.fr/
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