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Author Topic: help on UPS status  (Read 1901 times)

arundracula

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help on UPS status
« on: November 14, 2007, 09:00:20 am »

I have an APC UPS with usb connected to my system.
I tried Mandriva live cd. It shows the status remaining time charged percentage.
How can I achieve that in Vector so that it displays status on the taskbar near clock?


Also I have an nVidia display driver. They says that to install, type "sh <filename>" after terminating X server. How can I terminate X server?
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GrannyGeek

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Re: help on UPS status
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2007, 09:33:37 am »

Also I have an nVidia display driver. They says that to install, type "sh <filename>" after terminating X server. How can I terminate X server?

I assume you get a graphical login screen. If so, type
init 2
at a terminal prompt and you'll be at a plain text console with no X running. I don't *think* you need to be root to run that command, but I'm not sure. To get back into X, type
startx
at the command prompt.

I prefer runlevel 2, so I can terminate X simply by logging out of my XFce desktop environment. But for runlevels 4 and 5, if you log out, it puts you back into X immediately.
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