Summary: Permission issue for the "nut" UPS software Classification: openSUSE Product: openSUSE 11.2 Version: Final Platform: x86-64 OS/Version: openSUSE 11.2 Status: NEW Severity: Minor Priority: P5 - None Component: Other AssignedTo: email@example.com ReportedBy: firstname.lastname@example.org QAContact: email@example.com Found By: --- Blocker: ---
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On a standard install of nut (Network UPS Tools), classic version (not HAL) the driver did not have permission to run until I added the the group "root" to the user "upsd".
my nut.conf is: [myups] driver = usbhid-ups port = /dev/usb/hiddev0 desc = "Tripp Lite UPS SU1500XL"
Once that change was made it worked just fine. I don't think this is a big issue but they documentation goes out of it's way to make a point of keeping permissions on the nut daemon restricted so I thought it should be noted. Perhaps just a documentation change to let people know that it might be necessary would be enough.
Steps to Reproduce: 1.Install 2.Set the nut.conf file 3.Try to run the driver: /usr/lib/ups/driver/upsdrvctl start Actual Results: Permission denied error.