cpufreq and powersave

Michael Van Dorpe michael.vandorpe at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 16:27:00 UTC 2005

Alain Muls wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a Dell Inspiron 5100 and since installing Ubuntu, I have had a
> couple times a complete stop of the portable due to a processor that
> gets too hot. I tried to install powernowd and and applet that shows the
> frequency scaling of the processor, but the installation is not correct.
> When I restart the powernowd I get the following result.
> $ sudo /etc/init.d/powernowd restart
> Password:
>  * Stopping powernowd:                   [ ok ]
>  * Starting powernowd...
>  * CPU frequency scaling not supported   [ ok ]
> Is it possible to install this on the Dell Inspiron 5100 and how to use
> it correctly.
> Tx

I don't know about installing those, but I have the same computer and I 
never had that problem. Running "acpi -t" gives me:

Thermal 1: ok, 52.0 degrees C

I've seen this rise to about 75 degrees before... but that never stopped 
my computer.

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