Re: Asus sucks (Re: sata sucks)
Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
On Tue, Aug 22, 2006 at 10:26:31AM -0400, Nick Lidakis wrote:
It all depends on how power hungry your machine is. LCD is more
efficient than CRT, a Cool 'n Quiet AMD CPU is probably more efficient
than an older generation Intel CPU. A friend recently purchased this
model (http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=21) UPS for her
20" iMac. Has more than enough power to let her save her work and power
down her machine gracefully. Cost her 35.00 US dollars.
How long do they sustain operation if the power fails?
So, in this same vein, does linux recognize events from a USB(i think)
connected UPS? I have some of my boxen on UPS with the monitors on
regular power to give me more uptime on them. THe idea is to recognize
that we've gone to UPS power and gracefully take the system down
I have such a setup with apcupsd running and controlling a Backups
LS500. Just so only the modem + case are plugged in to the battery,
gives me 15.2 mins of battery uptime. I have written vt and X little
monitors for that.
It is the case that APC is totally M$ driven. But the Linux maintainer
of apcupsd, Adam Kropelin, is fantastic and does a super job maintaining
the code, but if you talk to APC product support all you hear is M$ and
I recommend APC just because of its support by Kropelin, he has a LS500
and gave me a version of apcupsd that can set the eprom sensitivity.