p4-clockmod and possible powernowd regression ?

Jay Camp jayc at CLEMSON.EDU
Wed Apr 13 08:58:11 CDT 2005

On Thu, 2005-03-17 at 16:19 +0100, Olivier Cortes wrote:
>  I investigated the problem, in powernowd, and found 
> the message at boot :
> Your CPU "Intel Pentium4(R) 2.8Ghz" is known to _not_ support frequency 
> scaling !
> BUT, if i manually put p4-clockmod in /etc/modules (it is not loaded by 
> hotplug), and tweak /usr/share/powernowd/cpufreq-detect.sh to exit 0 at 
> first line (not to test at all), i get my cpufreq applet back :)
> And my CPU obviously supports frequency scaling !

The p4-clockmod situation was discussed at length several weeks back.  I
don't remember if the final result was stated, but it was concluded that
p4-clockmod didn't work very well.  I think you'd have to be nuts to
stick a non-mobile P4 in a laptop. ;)


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