cpufreq in the power manager

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Thu Sep 17 11:34:56 CEST 2009

Liviu Andronic a écrit :
> 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.

I won't argue more on that. General case: fix the driver. Specific
cases: use command line or dedicated tool.
>> 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

Yeah, good point. They are both unmaintained and nobody knows which one
is the "real" one.
> 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

Ho, I don't really see why it wouldn't fit (didn't investigate though).
If I have time I might consider importing it into Debian.
>> 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.

Ok, I give up.

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