Recently on my Ubuntu 8.04 box the UPS monitor 'nut' stopped working. I
just tracked down the problem and thought I'd mention it in case anyone
else has the same issue, and hopefully someone might suggest a better
solution than mine.
I had installed Sun's version of virtualbox and it made vboxusers the
group of all the /dev/bus/usb/* nodes (not sure if the standard version
also does this). This meant that my UPS which is a USB type was not
accessible to nut since it expects the group to be nut. I have worked
around this by adding the nut user to the vboxusers group.
I assume the issue is caused because in /etc/udev/rules.d/ the nut rule
is at 52 but the virtualbox rule is at 60, which reconfigures what the
nut rule did.
I could also fix this by commenting out the USB rule for virtualbox but
I don't really like having non standard configuration because inevitably
some future update will break something. Is there some other way to fix
this or should I report it as a bug?
Glenn Ramsey <glenn(a)componic.co.nz> 07 8627077