[Nut-upsuser] Can't get iDowell to work

Mick michaelkintzios at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 20:28:50 UTC 2011

On Monday 10 January 2011 12:19:34 you wrote:
> Hi Mick
> 2011/1/9 Mick <michaelkintzios at gmail.com>

> > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 17840 Jul 25 11:45 /usr/libexec/hald-addon-hid-ups
[snip ...]

> > Could any of the above be causing the clash?
> indeed, /usr/libexec/hald-addon-hid-ups which is part of UPower (integrated
> power management), which is automatically launched when a new USB/HID UPS
> is plugged.
> since UPower is running as root, it will prevent usbhid-ups from claiming
> back your UPS after software disconnection.
> you may try to run nut as root to check if you still see the claim
> interface failure.
> I'll have to check UPower, since iirc, it wasn't previously running as root
> (or I'm maybe confusing with HAL...)

So assuming that the new driver can now deal with my UPS, is this something 
that I'll have wait for to settle, as hal is deprecated and on a path to be 
replaced with upower?

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