Re: [OT] UPS signaling cable
I have an APC Back-UPS 650 Pro. Works like a charm. I don't use the
Linux driver that is supplied, because apcupsd works better. Gives
you more information than you probably want to know. I get in excess
of 50 minutes out of it, with the monitor on but blanked.
* csj (email@example.com) wrote:
> I'm planning to replace my borked el-cheapo UPS. Can somebody recommend
> a widely available brand that comes with a Linux-compatible signaling
> cable? From my limited web research it appears that not all signaling
> cables are the same.
> A note from one manufacturer's site, for example, reads in part: "Due to
> special signaling requirements necessary for Windows Plug and Play, the
> serial cable included with the UPS will not work in the Linux
> environment." I'm not sure however if the note is specific to the
> manufacturer's binary-only Linux software.
> I'm not running a server. But I do leave the machine on for the night to
> do stuff like transcoding an mjpeg video capture into 2-pass divx or
> compiling xfree86. So I do need the option for an intelligent unattended
Cam Ellison Ph.D. R.Psych.
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