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RE: [opensuse] APC Back-UPS (Software needed)


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Von: Terry Eck
Gesendet: Fr. 04.12.2015 22:00
An: OpenSUSE ,
Betreff: [opensuse] APC Back-UPS (Software needed)

Hello,
I just bought an APC Back-UPS CS 350/500. Kinfocenter lists is as
Unknown Product and Vendor. I'm wondering is anyone knows of software
which will control this UPS. I use to have a Belkin UPS with software
which worked. The hardware went south and they no longer sell their UPS
products. I know APC network UPS mentions Linux. That setup is beyond
what I need (at a price of $599)
Regards,
Terry

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I will suppose that you do use USB for the connection of the UPS.


The package you need is apcupsd.
Open CLI type: sudo zypper in apcupsd.
You will find that immediately the monitor applet works but tells you it does
not see the ups.
Easy, go as superuser into the configfile that should be in /etc/apcupsd.conf
(or similar, it is time that I did set it up at a friends).
You read through the description: Set not to automatic but to USB connection.
Choose if applicable the correct model and settings.
Save.
It should now bee seen by the app and it should show you some nice graphs. You
have to set the apcups app to be started in automatic with kde (you do that in
systemsettings - startup).
If you use gnome, somebody else will tell you. But it should be similar.

Ah, if you use serial or other to connect, set it accordingly.

That is all, it is quite easy once you know why it does not work out of box :-)





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