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Old 06-18-2005, 01:35 AM   #1
spookymulder825
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Angry HOW do I set up CPU frequency scaling? (Mandriva 2005 LE)


They say Mandriva Limited Edition 2005 has built-in support for CPU frequency scaling (or throttling, or whatever it's called), but how do you use it?

People have told me "use cpufreqd" and "use powernowd" and things like that, but how do I "use cpufreqd?" Do I just type in "cpufreqd" or "powernowd" in the terminal?

Tell me! I'm not a Linux geek, I don't know how to recompile my kernel or do any of that stuff!

(And I'd rather not download anything new if what I need is already built in.)

IF YOU DO NOT HELP ME, I WILL CONTINUE TO USE WINDOWS!

thanks

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Old 06-18-2005, 09:55 PM   #2
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Re: HOW do I set up CPU frequency scaling? (Mandriva 2005 LE)

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Originally posted by spookymulder825
They say Mandriva Limited Edition 2005 has built-in support for CPU frequency scaling (or throttling, or whatever it's called), but how do you use it?

People have told me "use cpufreqd" and "use powernowd" and things like that, but how do I "use cpufreqd?" Do I just type in "cpufreqd" or "powernowd" in the terminal?

Tell me! I'm not a Linux geek, I don't know how to recompile my kernel or do any of that stuff!

(And I'd rather not download anything new if what I need is already built in.)

IF YOU DO NOT HELP ME, I WILL CONTINUE TO USE WINDOWS!

thanks
This is really tough but, since you're threatening to continue to use Windoze (did you also threaten to hold your breath 'til you turned blue when you were little?), I'll explain it. You load an Athlon kernel (either 32 bit or 64 bit). This is usually an installation option or the installer will detect the Athlon CPU.

If you're running gnome, there is a toolbar applet that shows the CPU scaling. It's kind of cool to watch when you fire off something that needs a bunch of CPU. KDE probably has something similar.
 
  


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