[Nut-upsuser] New batteries and another attempt to get nut running

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Sun Mar 1 19:23:15 UTC 2015

Hi Charles; I hope this finds you well.

Here is dmesg output:
gene at coyote:~$ dmesg |grep Belkin
[    3.315667] usb 2-3: Product: Belkin UPS
[    3.315669] usb 2-3: Manufacturer: Belkin 
[    4.084258] generic-usb 0003:050D:0751.0009: hiddev0,hidraw4: USB HID v1.11 Device [Belkin  Belkin UPS] on usb-0000:00:02.0-3/input

I have configured it to use this generic-usb, and probably made it less
secure by adding myself to /etc/group/nut and changing many of the perms 
to 0660 or 0664 so I can edit this stuff as me.  Those of course are fixable
later if needed.  But I use dd-wrt here, and no one has ever succeeded in
getting past it to do anything but look and dl from my web page (in sig) 

Then I setup some defaults as I can sort of recall them from previous setups.

Stepping into /etc/init.d and doing this, isn't getting me there according
to the response:

gene at coyote:/etc/init.d$ sudo ./nut-server restart
[ ok ] Restarting NUT - power devices information server and drivers: upsd (driver(s) failed)  (driver(s) failed). upsd.

gene at coyote:/etc/init.d$ ps axu|grep nut
nut      31366  0.0  0.0   2256   524 ?        Ss   14:01   0:00 /sbin/upsd
gene     31740  0.0  0.0   3488   764 pts/6    S+   14:09   0:00 grep nut

says upsd is running.  From that I get that generic-usb is the wrong driver.

I tried to use usbview to determine the correct driver, but it says none 
of the stuff it needs is compiled into this 3.4-9-amd64 kernel.

So how to I best proceed thru this cornfield maze of getting a functional 

Thanks Charles.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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