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Old 04-25-2009, 11:34 AM   #1
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CPU freq in Ubuntu 9.04


I am running Ubuntu 9.04 and add "CPU Frequency scaling" applet to the Panel, to see if my laptop is running at full strength, because I can not find Powernowd during services.

I found out that my laptop is still running at 800MHz, and would like to start at full strength by default, that is 1.9 GHz.
In Ubuntu 8.10 I had to enter Powernowd daemon configuration files and change a line from "Ondemand" to "Performance", but how do I get Ubuntu 9.04 to make it to the Performance as default?

EDIT: I keep an eye on the systemlog and got this error message in "Messages" category as it went down to 800MHz:
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Apr 25 18:06:04 nicolas-laptop kernel: [ 80.500053] Clocksource tsc unstable (delta = -234147740 ns)

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Old 04-25-2009, 12:35 PM   #2
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First, this is a Ubuntu question, not a "software" one. Thus you should push the "Report" button at the bottom of your post, above, and ask the moderator to move your thread to the Ubuntu forum. (The Ubuntu forum is a sub-forum of the "Distributions" forum.)

That being said, did you do an sudo apt-get install powernowd to install the PowerNow deamon? If not, try that and then see if your applet works.
 
Old 04-25-2009, 02:12 PM   #3
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Just left-click the applet.
 
Old 04-25-2009, 03:51 PM   #4
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#2 I had problems with Powernowd in Ubuntu 8.10 so that I would prefer to keep me from.

#3 I have left clicked on the applet, but it goes back to "Ondemand" when I reboot.
 
Old 04-25-2009, 06:39 PM   #5
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cpufrequtils should help there (need to install it first, then edit /etc/default/cpufrequtils).
 
Old 04-26-2009, 08:59 AM   #6
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Jay73: Can I set CPU freq without install any packages?
 
Old 04-26-2009, 12:19 PM   #7
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Which CPU are we talking about? I think you'll need powernowd for AMD, cpufrequtils and/or cpufreqd (http://www.go2linux.org/how-to-configure-cpufreqd) for Intel/Via.
 
Old 04-29-2009, 09:40 AM   #8
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We are talking about a AMD Turion64 x2 Mobile Technology TL-58, 1,9Ghz.
 
  


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