Ppower, short for 'Penguin Power', is a piece of software for controlling x10 home automation equipment connected to the computer via a cm11a interface. It can be used to turn things on and off and lights dim and bright. In addition to controlling the x10
I've been using this for several years to control my X10 stuff. It works! I did have an interesting issue recently though, when trying to upgrade my hardware. I'd get the following error in my web logs: "/usr/local/bin/ppower: Daemon isn't running. Run it first" SELinux was to blame (as if there was any doubt). Something needs to be included in the code to deal with SELinux.