[Nut-upsuser] Belkin support?

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 12:49:34 UTC 2009

On Monday 01 June 2009, Manuel Wolfshant wrote:
>Charles Lepple wrote:
>> On May 31, 2009, at 10:17 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>> On Sunday 31 May 2009, Charles Lepple wrote:
>>>> On May 31, 2009, at 2:26 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>>>> I have the newest nut (nut-2.2.2-4.fc10.i386) from fedora 10 repos)
>>>>> installed
>>>>> and this ups (from lsusb -vv):
>>>>> Bus 001 Device 006: ID 050d:0751 Belkin Components
>>>> Hi Gene,
>>>> This device should be supported by the usbhid-ups driver.
>>> That seems not to be part of the 2.6.30-rcX kernels.
>>> The current .config has:
>> I should have been more specific - usbhid-ups is a user-mode driver in
>> NUT. It uses libusb to kick the kernel's USB HID driver off of the
>> device, and it uses /dev/bus/usb (I forget the kernel driver name) to
>> speak the HID protocol.
>>> I can probably dig out anything else that might be helpful.
>>>> Usually you
>>>> would look this up in the data/drivers.list file, but it doesn't look
>>>> like the lsusb output is terribly helpful for that (Belkin seems to
>>>> change the underlying hardware while keeping the model name the same).
>>>> Which model do you have?
>>>> The NUT "README" file, while not specific to Fedora, should have the
>>>> rest of the info needed to set this up. (Perhaps someone with Fedora
>>>> 10 experience can suggest whether the "classic" driver or the HAL
>>>> driver would be better.) If I had to guess, I'd say the README is in /
>>>> usr/share/doc/nut.
>>>> - Charles
>>> It might help, if it was there:
>>> [root at coyote ~]# locate 'nut/README'
>>> [root at coyote ~]#
>>> [root at coyote ~]# cd `locate 'nut/'`
>>> [root at coyote cur]# ls
>>> 1243795177.4479.gANVC:2,RS  1243799859.4479.0TdwL  1243813905.4479.2izhm
>the docs are in /usr/share/doc/nut-2.2.2/ . Generally speaking, in
>fedora docs are usually placed in /usr/share/doc/<packagename>-<version>
>and the config files are in /etc/ups not in /etc/nut
>>> [root at coyote cur]# pwd
>>> /root/Mail/nut/cur
>>> [root at coyote cur]#
>>> I don't believe it exists in the rpms.  Next?
>use rpm -ql for a comprehensive list of the content of the rpm. BTW, I
>am using FC10 myself (but with a different UPS):
>[wolfy at wolfy ~]$ rpm -ql nut|grep README
Thanks, they are indeed there.  That should get me going once I've injected 
sufficient caffeine.  Which is still on the missing list...

Cheers, Gene
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