[CentOS] UPS support on CentOS 4.4

Fri Dec 29 04:02:07 UTC 2006
William Warren <hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com>

IIRC APC has free Linux software for their upses as well.

Edward Diener wrote:
> I have an APC Back-UPS XS1500 powering my computer. It may be overkill 
> for a single computer but it makes me feel secure.
> Gnome power management will not install on CentOS 4.4 because of 
> dependency problems.
> I have installed the acpupsd daemon and this will protect me against 
> power failure but the GUI interface to it, gapcmon, will not install due 
> to dependency problems. I know that some will not consider a GUI 
> interface important but I like to see what is happening if and when my 
> A/C power gets disconnected and my computer is running on UPS battery 
> power, and I like to be informed of this when I am online. Without 
> gapcmon, or trying to hack my own program, this is not possible with 
> CentOS 4.4, although as I said the apcupsd daemon will automatically and 
> gracefully shut me down if my A/C power goes off and my UPS gets close 
> to running out of backup battery power..
> I realize that CentOS 4.4 is based on reliability, and not the latest 
> and greatest software out there, but I am wondering what total UPS 
> solution actually exists for it, or for RHEL4 which customers of the 
> latter have used. I can live with apcupsd, and I realize that with an 
> upcoming CentOS 5 there will probably be better compatibility, but I was 
> wondering if there is any other total solution for the time being which 
> anyone else has used. Thanks !
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