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How I installed monit as an upstart service

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Upstart is Ubuntu’s replacement for /sbin/init, and Monit is a great little monitoring service that lets you do intelligent things when errors occur and servers fall over. But for some reason Monit is still installed as a System V init daemon. So I switched it over to use Upstart.

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Written by Christo Fogelberg

April 22, 02014 at 21:33

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Improving my laptop’s battery life: Dell Inspiron 14z, Ubuntu 12.04

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The Dell Inspiron 14z is meant to have 4-5 hours battery life out of the box. Suffice to say that this wasn’t the case when I first put Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) on it. Two hours if I was lucky, more often 90 minutes or less.

With the help of many others on AskUbuntu.com I’ve got it up well beyond 4 hours now though. The detail and a summary of everything I did is here, hopefully this will be useful to others!

Written by Christo Fogelberg

June 25, 02013 at 22:56

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