Selecting "powersave" or any other option in the list on CPU0 or CPU1 or both has no effect.
It does not work for me, as well.
Any fix for this?
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> It does not work for me, as well.
> Any fix for this?
I see, using userspace let's me set the frequency I want. Cool
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> (In reply to comment #1)
> > It does not work for me, as well.
> > Any fix for this?
> I see, using userspace let's me set the frequency I want. Cool
Nope, seems the "gorvernor" option is stuck on "on demand" no matter the option you choose. :/
This is a very counter intuitive behavior of this application, that needs to be fixed eventually:
Despite what it looks like, cpufreq does not currently allow you to change the governor. It merely lists the available ones, and highlight the current one. Unfortunately, it does so in a way that makes it look like you could change them.
I'll try to fix this whenever I have time, which might not be immediately.
Nothing does anything on this plugin. It is completely useless.
Rather than fixing the interface so that it does not look like it allows to change settings, why not allowing to change settings ?
This plugin would be more useful.
With a chmod on /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_*
or a sudo configuration, the system administrator could allow users to change cpufreq settings.
I think the issue is that the Gnome desktop has a very similar looking tool which *does* allow the user to change the governor/frequency.
So whilst the documentation only mentions displaying data, user expectation is that one can change things.
So I use cpufreq-set (as root) manually.
Ubuntu has a governor plugin for xfce which is apparently based on this one. The ubuntu thing can switch frequencies and governors. It does not need root access nor sudo.
Apparently, the Ubuntu plugin is not maintained any more. It's not available in 12.04. Probably it was too useful.
I suggest looking at their code and implementing the sudo-less switching functionality in Xfce4-cpufreq-plugin.
Bugzilla cleanup, merging duplicates.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 3428 ***