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sonis 01-11-2005 07:40 AM

cpu freq. scaling problem
my laptop is IBM R40 pentium-M 1.3Ghz and suse 9.2 pro installed. today i found in info ceter that my cpu is working in a freq. of 598 Mhz. what happened?any one know how this problem can be fixed?

BrianNJ 01-12-2005 12:00 PM

sounds like speed step. it's a feature in mobile processors that keeps the cpu underclocked when the system is idle or not under a small load.

db391 01-13-2005 05:09 PM

To make the processor run at full speed (and waste the battery ;)) then you will need to use the klaptop applet in the panel, and change CPU throttling to 00% slowdown.
This is what works on my Thinkpad T22

Brian1 01-13-2005 05:30 PM

* Proccessor Throttling
Check an see what the following says:
cat /proc/acpi/processor/CPU0/throttling
cat /proc/acpi/processor/CPU0/info

This commands changes speed step cpu setting. 0 is top speed.
echo -n 5 > /proc/acpi/processor/CPU0/throttling

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octinum 04-25-2005 07:24 AM

That is exactly what I am trying to do now! :)
I am running an HP-Compaq nx9005 (Mobile Athlon 2400+), I had been using powersaved but a few days ago I decided to reinstall Slack. A few problems with that:

1) Powersave doesn't compile. It gives an error related to some cpufreq-thing, although I have everything needed in the kernel..
2) acpid doesn't start. It says:

acpid: can't open /proc/acpi/event: Device or resource busy
3) Anyways, I am planning to use KLaptop. It shows available speed levels (there are six), but won't let me change. The notebook is always running at 1800 MHz when I don't need that power.

Opening a new topic seemed unnecessary.

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