geekboy at angrykeyboarder.com
Wed Aug 15 11:10:01 UTC 2007
Anthony Yarusso spake thusly:
> I'm looking for a suitable battery-backup and surge protection unit
> for my personal computers and peripherals, and am not entirely sure
> what to look for, so hoping for suggestions. I'm leaning toward
> either Belkin or APC brand-wise, but of course the model selection in
> each is pretty broad, so could use some narrowing. I'm thinking about
> spending somewhere in the $100-$300 range. It absolutely has to have
> software compatible with Ubuntu - I see APC software in the repos, and
> Belkin claims a number of their units support it, so that should be
> okay. Can anyone give me some tips?
You've pretty much answered your own question. :)
I'd go with APC. I've got one I bought about a year ago and it seems to
be working nicely with Ubuntu (although I must admit I've not had any
power outages to test it with).
$ sudo apt-get install apcupsd
See http://www.apcupsd.com/ for more info.
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