[Nut-upsuser] 24V DC ATX PSU with limited UPS functionality over USB

Arnaud Quette aquette.dev at gmail.com
Mon Mar 17 08:55:47 UTC 2008

2008/3/14, Charles Lepple <clepple at gmail.com>:
> On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 11:03 AM, Arnaud Quette <aquette.dev at gmail.com> wrote:
>  [...]
>  >  2008/3/14, Charles Lepple <clepple at gmail.com>:
> >  >  Also, I believe that GNOME has a power monitor that works with HID PDC
>  >  >  devices out-of-the-box, which would be another bonus feature if you go
>  >  >  down the USB route.
>  >
>  >  hey Charles, haven't you looked at the NUT HAL support?
>  >  This is all about that, but not limited to HID/PDC (in fact, all the
>  >  NUT USB UPSs are supported)
> I have looked at it. I think the difference is that if you install the
>  base GNOME packages on, say, Ubuntu, you get a little bit of HAL PDC
>  functionality for free. If you want support tailored to a specific
>  UPS, that's where NUT+HAL comes in to play.

in fact, this base support is serviced by the HAL embedded
addon-hid-ups, which is basically the old NUT hidups driver (so based
on the hiddev kernel stack and so linux only).

This addon is due to removal once nut-hal-drivers is well packaged and

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