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Authored by: sjk on Mar 04, '04 04:36:35PM
The TimeLeft utility can be used for UPS monitoring. My UPS has a serial port so I can't test it.

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It's not even this hard...
Authored by: thornrag on May 17, '04 02:45:20PM

I don't know what all this nonsense is about. I plugged in my APC LS500 and the battery menu simply appeared, along with new settings in Energy Saver for "Power adapter" and "UPS" (where "Battery" would be if this were my Powerbook). I didn't have to do anything special, it just worked.

It may have something to do with the model of UPS. But there doesn't seem to be anything even remotely hackish about it. There are options for reducing energy consumption while on battery, in addition for specifying the point at which to shutdown the machine when just a few minutes of battery power remain.

The only problem I have is that the battery menu insists that the charge level is "Unknown until full." That's what I'm out to troubleshoot...

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unknown charge level?
Authored by: sjk on Jun 14, '04 12:57:13PM

Did you figure out the "Unknown until full" charge level issue? I see the same on my eMac with an APC Back-UPS ES 725. Otherwise everything works fine and I don't have any reason to install PowerChute. I modified the /usr/libexec/upsshutdown script, commenting-out the server stuff and adding "killall" commands.

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