[Nut-upsuser] Still trying to make nut work, failing miserably

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Wed Nov 12 02:41:42 UTC 2014

Greetings Charles;

Following the chapter 6, configuration notes, and having configured 
everything I had done previously in the repo built /etc/nut directory 
without any success previously, I found when trying:

/usr/local/ups/upsdvrctl start,

It reported it couldn't open /usr/local/ups/etc/ups.conf

So I copied what I had done before to that path by mv'ing them with mc.

Then I checked the /etc/group and found I had already made myself a member 
of group ups, so I did a sudo chown -R gene:nut to the /usr/local/ups 

Now an attempted upsdvrctl start, returns this:

gene at coyote:/usr/local/ups/etc$ /usr/local/ups/sbin/upsdrvctl start
Network UPS Tools - UPS driver controller 2.7.2
Network UPS Tools - Generic HID driver 0.38 (2.7.2)
USB communication driver 0.32
Can't claim USB device [050d:0751]: could not detach kernel driver from 
interface 0: Operation not permitted
Driver failed to start (exit status=1)

In /dev/ttyUSB0 is owned by root. /dev/usb/hiddev3, the last one, has a 
slow data marching out of it if I sudo cat /etc/dev/usb/hiddev3

This copy/pastes as a bunch of high bit set stuff, 30 seconds of it looks 
gene at coyote:/usr/local/ups/etc$ sudo cat /dev/usb/hiddev3
which would lead me to believe that is the relatively slow USP update that 
marches out as a repeat loop forever.

But I have to be root to do it.

So what is the next step here?


Cheers, Gene Heskett
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