[Nut-upsuser] NUT for laptop

Emard davoremard at gmail.com
Fri May 2 07:58:30 UTC 2008

On Fri, May 02, 2008 at 09:29:28AM +0200, Arnaud Quette wrote:
> Hi Emard,
> 2008/5/2 Emard <davoremard at gmail.com>:
> > HI all
> >
> >  How to setup nut to use and monitor laptop battery on linux?
> >  (/proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/state)
> why would you do so? there is nothing to gain doing so (no

Laptop may be considered a replacement (or "hot-spare") for the
if a real nut server in the production setup goes down.

> master/slave conf possible).

Why not? Machines (slaves) on the network may be on dumb ups-es with
no management link, and be connected to network with a nut running on 
a laptop (master) which 'knows' power fail condition and serve
dumb ups machines, shutting them down few minutes after power failure. 
Much better than dumb ups alone.

> there are already many PM tools suite in the field, and even excellent
> desktop integration.
> NUT even tries to join these effort through HAL.

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