[CentOS] Re: UPS support on CentOS 4.4

Fri Dec 29 14:19:16 UTC 2006
peter <peter at infostreet.com>

> You are right, but this software needs to be manually run for the end
> user to find out what is happening.
> What I really want of course is for a visual window to popup whenever
> there are A/C problems, and whenever the A/C has lost power and the UPS
> battery is getting low.

> It is part of apcupsd. I will look at it and see if I can get it going
> in CentOS 4.4. Thanks for reminding me of it.

I haven't bothered to play with apcupsd just because I don't need to worry
about my power where my boxes live, but on the software note, I tend to find
far more usefull to have linux software do something intelligent like send me
an email when there's a problem so I can just forward that to my cell phone,
and end up notified and able to react wherever I happen to be.

I don't even see popups on the screen of my workstation, much less anything
I might need a UPS on. Why would I want windows software behavior under Linux?