[Nut-upsuser] initial configuration assistance

Arjen de Korte nut+users at de-korte.org
Wed Jan 31 12:24:02 CET 2007

>  From your tip I did check that - it is indeed a script but as you say,
> running it gave no reference to the driver starting. So I found
> /etc/init.d/upsdrv and went directly to /usr/sbin/upsdrvctl start
> which gave this output:
> Network UPS Tools - UPS driver controller 2.0.4
> Network UPS Tools (version 2.0.4) - APC Smart protocol driver
>          Driver version 1.99.8, command table version 2.0
> Unable to detect an APC Smart protocol UPS on port /dev/ttyS0
> Check the cabling, port name or model name and try again
> Driver failed to start (exit status=1)

According to the nut-2.0.4 data/driver.list file, the APC Smart-UPS is
supported through the 'apcsmart' driver. You could try if running the
driver in debug mode (by passing '-DDDDD' on the startup command line)
will give a hint to why the driver fails to recognize your UPS.

Best regards, Arjen
Eindhoven - The Netherlands
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