[Nut-upsuser] Problem using an Eaton Ellipse ASR 750 VA on FreeBSD

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Fri Mar 4 23:57:06 UTC 2011

On 05/03/2011, at 4:50, Frederic Praca wrote:
> As I feared, changing the group for ugen4.2 had no effect.
> I used to try 'usbhid-ups' by hand under root account.
> So the message still remains the same :
> # ./usbhid-ups -a eaton
> Network UPS Tools - Generic HID driver 0.35 (2.6.0)
> USB communication driver 0.31
> No matching HID UPS found

It will drop root privs though, try..
./usbhid-ups -u root -a eaton

I have an Ellipse 1000VA connected to my FreeBSD server using usbhid-ups

[midget 10:26] ~ >cat /usr/local/etc/nut/ups.conf   
        driver = usbhid-ups
        port = usb
        # Give the system enough time to shutdown when the power fails
        offdelay = 120
        # ondelay must be greater than offdelay so change it too
        ondelay = 130

[midget 10:26] ~ >cat /usr/local/etc/devd/nut.conf 
attach 100 {
        match "vendor" "0x0463";
        match "product" "0xffff";
        action "/usr/sbin/chown nutmon: /dev/$device-name";

I built my NUT port with a new user (nutmon) vs using uucp but that shouldn't mater.

> I wondered how the USB UPS are detected and if my UPS is described in
> the source code. Any idea of where I should take a look ?

What happens when you run it with -D -D -D to enable debugging?

> Fred
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