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

MythTV mythtv at pearsall.us
Wed Jul 27 12:56:49 EDT 2005

Common in mobo's for a while now. 

-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Andrew Close
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 12:45 PM
To: chris at cpr.homelinux.net; Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] [OT] UPS's and 24x7 MythBoxen...

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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