Is anyone using an APC Back-UPS 400 on their Linux machine? I have an
IBM P166+ processor on a Trident HX motherboard. I need to know whether
or not the 400 model will keep it running long enough to shutdown.
: Hi all.
: Is anyone using an APC Back-UPS 400 on their Linux machine? I have an
: IBM P166+ processor on a Trident HX motherboard. I need to know whether
: or not the 400 model will keep it running long enough to shutdown.
Just a note...400 model is 400 VA or about 283 Watts.
Pretty tiny IMHO - I use a Backups 800 (566 Watts).
Watts = VA / sqrt( 2 ) <- When dealing with alternating current (sine).
Linux Plug-and-Play Kernel Project http://www.redhat.com/linux-info/pnp/
XFree86 Matrox Team http://www.bf.rmit.edu.au/~ajv/xf86-matrox.html
I have the UPS howto which has all kinds of conflicting information on
the best way to wire the cable for automated shutdown with APC backups.
I looked around for an updated howto but the latest I can find is 2.42,
18 Nov '97!
Simple shutdown is fine, I'm not too concerned about using the low-batt
signal, I'd rather just time my shutdown and start the countdown as soon
as power is gone. I experimented some and I get about 5 minutes of
uptime, of course, the computer wasn't doing too much.. :)
Oh, is there a way to set my bios somehow to turn the computer back on
after power is restored? I have a VIA-503+ mobo with an ATX power
supply. I'm thinking there is a wake on lan option or something like
that, might be related to APS though..
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