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Old 11-17-2005, 05:22 PM   #1
Chryzmo
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Inspiron 6000 CPU Frequency Control Issues


I just tried setting up cpufreqd on my Inspiron 6000 in Slackware 10.2. I believe I have compiled all the necesarry kernel components and I installed cpufreqd from swaret.

My /etc/cpufreqd.conf is :

Code:
[General]
pidfile=/var/run/cpufreqd.pid
poll_interval=2
pm_type=acpi #(acpi, apm or pmu)
# Uncomment the following line to enable ACPI workaround (see cpufreqd.conf(5))
# acpi_workaround=1
verbosity=4 #(if you want a minimal logging set to 5)

[Profile]
name=On Demand Low
minfreq=20%
maxfreq=80%
policy=ondemand
[/Profile]

[Profile]
name=On Demand High
minfreq=40%
maxfreq=100%
policy=ondemand
[/Profile]

[Profile]
name=Performance High
minfreq=100%
maxfreq=100%
policy=performance
[/Profile]

[Profile]
name=Performance Low
minfreq=80%
maxfreq=80%
policy=performance
[/Profile]

[Profile]
name=Powersave High
minfreq=70%
maxfreq=70%
policy=powersave
[/Profile]

[Profile]
name=Powersave Low
minfreq=30%
maxfreq=30%
policy=powersave
[/Profile]

##
# Basic states
##
# when AC use performance mode
[Rule]
name=AC Rule
ac=on                    # (on/off)
profile=Performance High
[/Rule]
 
# conservative mode when not AC
[Rule]
name=AC Off - Low Battery
ac=off                   # (on/off)
battery_interval=0-30
profile=Powersave Low
[/Rule]

# conservative mode when not AC
[Rule]
name=AC Off - Medium Battery
ac=off                   # (on/off)
battery_interval=30-70
profile=On Demand Low
[/Rule]

# stay in performance mode for the first minutes
[Rule]
name=AC Off - High Power
ac=off                   # (on/off)
battery_interval=70-100
profile=On Demand High
[/Rule]

##
# Special Rules
##
# CPU Too hot!
[Rule]
name=CPU Too Hot
acpi_temperature=55-100
cpu_interval=50-100
profile=Performance Low
[/Rule]

# use performance mode if I'm watching a movie
# I don't care for batteries! 
# But don't heat too much.
[Rule]
name=Movie Watcher
programs=xine,mplayer,gmplayer
battery_interval=0-100
acpi_temperature=0-60
cpu_interval=0-100
profile=Performance High
[/Rule]
I have made sure that I have cpufreqd starting up when I boot up, the command is in my rc.local file. I even double checked when I logged in by running "ps ax" and making sure cpufreqd showed up.

I was just running Freerock GNOME while my laptop was running off the battery and the CPU Frequency monitor applet said it was running at 2GHz the entire time. I was not doing anything CPU intensive. In fact, most of the time I had a Firefox window and Gaim over and nothing else. The monitor in GNOME never showed the CPU Frequency change at all.

Is my cpufreqd.conf wrong or does anyone have any other ideas as to what may be wrong?

Thanks,
Chryzmo

edit: formatting

Last edited by Chryzmo; 11-17-2005 at 05:40 PM.
 
Old 11-20-2005, 10:35 PM   #2
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check to make sure users have correct permissions to change cpufreq

and

double check you kernel config to make sure its correct


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