[Nut-upsuser] mge pc 675 does not work with usb-hidups

Arjen de Korte nut+users at de-korte.org
Mon Dec 31 10:12:19 UTC 2007

> Le samedi 29 décembre 2007 01:10, John L. Korpi a écrit :
>> I had the same problem with the 2.2.0 on Gentoo (kernel 2.2.23) until I
>> turned this on and built a new kernel:
>> John
> [--root at xxxxxx 22:43:19 /boot] cat config- |grep
> Thanks for your very kind answer. That implies a full recompilation of my
> kernel. And i would have to do it at every update. Though i don't fear
> this task, i'd prefer a shorter solution, if possible ?

Recompiling the kernel is not needed. Your previous message already
confirmed this is a permissions problem, since it runs fine if you add
the '-u root' option to the startup of the driver. The most likely cause
is that the 'upsd' user is not a member of the 'uucp' group. You can
verify this by running (as root)

	# groups upsd

The 'uucp' group should be listed. It most likely is not, so you'll have
to make the 'upsd' member of this group by running

	# useradd -G uucp upsd

After that, replug the USB connection or reboot the whole system.

Best regards, Arjen

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