Linux-friendly UPS

Scott (angrykeyboarder) geekboy at
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 for more info.

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