Scaling governor controls

Len Ovens len at
Fri Jul 20 04:57:01 UTC 2012

On Thu, July 19, 2012 12:25 pm, Tim H. wrote:

> You're right.  Package does not exist for Precise.  Looks like the
> xfce4-cpufreq-plugin may have taken its place.  Pretty nice plugin
> actually.

It is nice, but it doesn't seem to allow me to change the governor or cpu
speed. There is a panel that looks like it would, with pull downs for
governor and speed, but changing them makes no difference. I think it only
indicates. The description of the package also sounds like it is saying
displays, not changes. The xfce4-goodies package OTOH includes it as a
depend. It advertises it as a "* CPU frequency management plugin
(xfce4-cpufreq-plugin)". One of the two descriptions is wrong.

One of the things I have noticed with both this and the commandline
cpufreq-info util, is that I have only ever seen full and half speed as
current speed. I have never seen one of the two intermediate speeds
indicated. cpufreq-info does tell me that they have been used some as
their percentage use is higher than zero, but checking the speed every
second or so seems to miss the speed ramp up or down.

Len Ovens

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