Nut GUI does not select correct driver



  • When configuring network UPS tools (nut) from the web GUI, selecting APC Back-UPS Pro USB creates a config file /usr/local/etc/nut/ups.conf with:

    driver=newhidups

    This is not the driver listed for that device in /usr/local/etc/nut/driver.list

    Back-UPS Pro USB  usbhid-ups

    Manually editing ups.conf to change to driver=usbhid-ups  gives a config that works with my Powerware 9130 whereas the newhidups driver does not.

    The GUI driver selection system appears to be broken.



  • This occurs also in 1.23, not just 2.0


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    NUT is known not to work on 2.0, really. It's on the list of things to fix, but will take a little time as it requires updating to a new version of NUT which had some configuration file differences.



  • Also, not surprisingly, the manually modified config is overwritten on reboot.  I guess there is an xml file somewhere to be changed.

    The current NUT machinery works - at least for my UPS.  The problem is with the GUI/xml/config layer not doing what it claims to do.


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