[Nut-upsuser] Network UPS Tools version 2.2.2-pre2 released

Kjell Claesson kjell.claesson at epost.tidanet.se
Sun Apr 20 07:20:24 UTC 2008

Hi Roger.

I can answer that, so you don't have to wait :-)

Den Saturday 19 April 2008 19.46.45 skrev Roger Price:
> With neon-devel in place, the build now produces three rpm's:
> Wrote: /usr/src/packages/RPMS/x86_64/nut-2.2.2-pre2.x86_64.rpm
> Wrote: /usr/src/packages/RPMS/x86_64/nut-devel-2.2.2-pre2.x86_64.rpm
> Wrote: /usr/src/packages/RPMS/x86_64/nut-hal-2.2.2-pre2.x86_64.rpm
> ls -alF /usr/src/packages/RPMS/x86_64/ reports:
> total 2668
> drwxrwxrwt 2 root root    4096 2008-04-19 19:29 ./
> drwxrwxrwt 4 root root    4096 2008-03-11 16:35 ../
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2360916 2008-04-19 19:29 nut-2.2.2-pre2.x86_64.rpm
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   28061 2008-04-19 19:29
> nut-devel-2.2.2-pre2.x86_64.rpm -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  321756 2008-04-19
> 19:29 nut-hal-2.2.2-pre2.x86_64.rpm
> I'll try them tomorrow; meanwhile, another n00bie question : What does
> nut-hal do?  Do I need it?

The nut-hal package is a package that contains the hal drivers and fdi file
udev rules.

As you are using a usb ups, you may use this instead of the nut package.
If you install it, the ups gets hotplugged by udev hal and would show up as a
battery in the power monitor in Gnome. (should be the same in KDE)

So no configuration or anything. Just plug it in and it should work.

So your stationary computer look like a laptop, where you have a battery 
monitor showing that the battery is loading (running on main's). When power
is gone it shows running on battery and shut down when battery gets low.

This package is meant to be used by people running a singel computer
and a desktop (Gnome, KDE , ....).

So if you fall under this category, you may try it, and see how it looks.
If you don't like it and want the normal nut, it is only to uninstall and
install the nut package.

(Hope this explanation is OK. Anything to add Arjen and Charles ?)


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