cpufreq in the power manager

Liviu Andronic landronimirc at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 11:27:59 CEST 2009

On 9/17/09, Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org> wrote:
> > The ondemand governor is without doubt the default one to go. In my
>  > specific case, however, sometimes I need to go more conservative than
>  > that.
> That's exactly the point :) Specific cases shouldnt mess with everybody
>  installs. It should be possible to do everything an user ever wants to
I agree, but I somehow feel that such cases are not that rare.

> do, but there's no need to push that on every interface, that's only
>  cluttering. It already exists way to change the governor, using
>  cpufreq-utils or the cpufreq plugin. You might want to look at
Which cpufreq plugin? Debian ships xfce4-cpufreq-plugin-0.2, which
seems quite different from the one in goodies [1] (version 0.0.1).
However both do not allow to choose a different governor.
[1] http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/panel-plugins/xfce4-cpufreq-plugin

There is also xfce4-governor-plugin [2], but this seems more of a
Ubuntu work, and I am not sure whether it would fit Debian.
[2] http://packages.ubuntu.com/jaunty/xfce4-governor-plugin

Perhaps I am missing something?

> laptop-mode too. But imho xfpm is not the good place for that (Ali might
>  answer on that at one point but he doesn't seem to be around atm).
My view is that power management profile-like options would fit xfpm
quite well, but this is of course Ali's call.

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