[Lubuntu] XFCE Power Manager conflicts with Apcupsd?

John Hupp lubuntu at prpcompany.com
Thu Sep 27 22:36:41 UTC 2012

I have some initial success getting apcupsd installed to monitor and 
manage the APC Back-UPS ES 350 I'm using with one of my test networks.

Running "apcaccess status" gives me healthy-looking output.

But pulling the usb cable that connects to the UPS should cause apcupsd 
to generate an event entry in a log and also provide a notification 
message.  It does neither as far as I can tell.

I observe that XFCE Power Manager, which is installed by default on 
Lubuntu, is also monitoring the APC and aiming to provide various 
management features.

Does anyone know if they can co-exist, or if they will conflict with 
each other as regards the UPS?

One might think of trying to use just XFCE Power Manager as an 
alternative to apcupsd, but in the above test where I pulled the usb 
plug, X.P.M responded by closing its indicator icon and providing no 

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