[Nut-upsuser] Powerware 5110, SuSE10.1 & USB

Gary and Jane Pearce gary at thepearces.com
Wed Jun 7 09:53:17 UTC 2006

Well thanks to some helpful responses to Brendan's question I tried manually 
setting the permissions of /dev/bus/usb/002/002 and this allows upsmon and 
upsd to start correctly and apparently behave (system reports mains failure 
and restoration which is as far as I have tested so far).

Unfortunately adding the lines:
# Powerware - bcmxcp_usb
 SYSFS{idVendor}=="0592", SYSFS{idProduct}=="0002", MODE="660",

(second line should not be wrapped of course)

to a file called 77-usbups.rules in the directory /etc/udev/rules.d (which has 
lots of rules files in it) does not seem to do it for SuSE 10.1 (the format 
of the existing files there looks a little different) and of course there is 
no guarantee that the device currently in use will be the one that remains in 
use (unplugging the usb and replugging it changes the device for instance) so 
I do need to address this permissions issue in the longer term.

Any hints ?

And again many thanks for the help so far.


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