[mythtv-users] [OT] UPS's and 24x7 MythBoxen...

Andrew Close aclose at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 12:45:15 EDT 2005

On 7/27/05, chris at cpr.homelinux.net <chris at cpr.homelinux.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 27, 2005 at 11:18:58AM -0500, Andrew Close wrote:
> > so, i was wondering what types of UPS systems are other MythUsers
> > using?  and what would you recommend?
> I am using an APC "Back-UPS ES 725".  It talks to the Linux box via USB
> cable so that the box is always aware of the UPS battery capacity and
> will automatically perform an orderly shutdown when the batteries reach
> 5% remaining capacity or the UPS says there is only 3 minutes left.
> When line power is back, the UPS automatically turns itself back on
> when the batteries reach 15% charge, and the BIOS in my computer is set
> to turn on when power is restored.

sweet, that sounds like what i'm looking for!  is turning the computer
back on a common option in newer BIOS's?  or is it something that i
have to look for specifically when buying a new MoBo?  are there any
specific kernel modules you need compiled in for this to work (APC)?


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