Does anybody of you use a UPS with your linux distro ?If yes, which one are you using,which software do you use with it andUSB or Serial connection.I think this could be a really interesting topic I don't have seen anybody writing about here at ATL - unless Alzheimer strikes again which would not be impossible
.Myself I'm using one, a Belkin F6H650deUNV. The software I'm using with it is de default software delivered with it, albeit after I got deeper into it (it's from 2003 actually) and got some insight on how it should work. (which it does now BTW) I'm using the serial connection (COM1=ttyS0) with the supplied cable.Previously I tried the nut package(-s) which didn't work correctly with this new type from Belkin. I tried all things one could try to no avail, so I reverted back to the standard software delivered with the UPS.
I'm testing/using this one now since a week, since my previous UPS needed a battery change after two and a half years. I found the batteries for it were way too expensive! So I changed the whole UPS and I'm happy with it. In between I didn't have a UPS connected : I was still struggling with myself "which one" and just couldn't decide. Then the disaster came, power went down just one second and poof... no more power supply, and that on saturday night.
So in the end I had to replace the PSU and the UPS. are you still there ?So come on and tell us your stories, what (if any) do you use and so on.Maybe later I'll post instructions on how to set the Belkin up and get the software running.I have it running here on the most bigger distros I mainly use.