I installed cpupower and CPU Freq extension for Gnome Shell. However, I have only two governors on the list: ondemand and performance.Why there's no powersave? Is it because my bios or processor (Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20GHz × 2) doesn't support it?
Anyone know of a good forum concerning the issues of running Linux on a machine with a broken bios? I have an old Dell Latitude D400 laptop that will not scale the processor under the recommened cpu-freq driver due to the bios. This forces me to use the deprecated speedstep-centrino driver, that had to be modified with info on my processor to get it working.
I'm having a similar issue, cpupower ignores both it's configuration and even when forcing with -f. Now it's stuck at 1.6GHz when I've set it to be between 0.8 and 1.6. The CPU is almost idle, but it's still running at what is defined as max. I didn't have any problems like this with cpufrequtils.
We've had a few requests to build and ship the 'cpupower' userspace tool
from linux/tools/power/cpupower/ in the linux-tools-* package. The following
patch to the Saucy packaging enables that.
Cpupower is the renamed, more modern version of the 'cpufreq' tool, which
hooks into the kernel power API.
It's working fine here. Do you have problems setting other governors (not userspace specific frequencies) e.g. ondemand or conservative?I still have similar systemctl status messages, but it works anyway.What about just the last part. Any output?cpupower -c all frequency-info