Jupiter Applet (CPU scaling + more)

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Jupiter Applet (CPU scaling + more)

Postby reoh34 on Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:45 pm

How about having the Jupiter applet ( http://www.jupiterapplet.org/) on Linux Mint by default. The main reason I suggest this is because it is similar to the CPU scaling applet already on Mint, but unlike the CPU Scaling Monitor it has the ability to save performance mode upon restarts and between AC power and battery power. In addition, it is a very small package that is lightweight, and has additional functionality such as device control (turning on/off WiFi, webcam, bluetooth), changing screen resolution, screen orientation, displaying CPU temperature (hover mouse over icon) and even choosing between external and internal monitors which can be very useful even though I don't have an external monitor to test it out. Pretty much it is a great supplement in conjunction with the CPU scaling applet or even to replace it. But, preferably a modified version would be awesome since there are cons. It doesn't show the actual clock speed, which I enjoy, nor does it have the option to set CPU clock speed to a concrete given set speed (931mhz, 1.33 ghz, and so on) like the CPU scaling monitor applet does.

I am a total newbie and don't know much about the Linux development process or anything about open source software, but I think there is interest in this, including from myself.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/618541
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1274455
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Re: Jupiter Applet (CPU scaling + more)

Postby AdamS on Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:04 pm

1 problem

1 potential problem

1. not setting cpu speeds on any of my 4 systems

2. will it allow control per core and per thread like cpu frequency scaling monitor ?
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Re: Jupiter Applet (CPU scaling + more)

Postby reoh34 on Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:13 pm

1. After installing did you restart? I had to restart before it took effect.
2. I don't know the technical details since I am a newbie, some one else will have to answer this, but as the performance modes in the Jupiter applet change so do the modes in the CPU scaling monitor applet so I am assuming it works the same way. The only difference the Jupiter applet saves the mode settings.
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Re: Jupiter Applet (CPU scaling + more)

Postby AdamS on Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:11 pm

1. DOH!!! me a rookie :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

2. nope , it only sets performance on 1 core and leaves all other cores and threads down clocked.

not cool, wont work here.

ALL AMD,s athlon II and phenom 2 set speeds per core not 1 fits all.

ALL intel i5 i7 set speeds per core and per thread.

So ya need control over each core and each thread.

thus, 1 instance of CPU scaling app per each. Just no way to do this with this app.

Sorry bud.
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Re: Jupiter Applet (CPU scaling + more)

Postby reoh34 on Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:00 pm

2. DOH! to me as well. Seemed awesome and promising maybe it can be modified or the developer would update it some how? I have a Intel i3, so you are basically saying it doesn't work the same as the CPU scaling monitor applet and I should just stick with the CPU scaling monitor applet? But, then how come every time I change modes in Jupiter applet the mode changes in the CPU scaling applet (sorry noob here)?
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Re: Jupiter Applet (CPU scaling + more)

Postby fewt on Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:30 am

Jupiter supports scaling an unimited number of cores.
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Re: Jupiter Applet (CPU scaling + more)

Postby reoh34 on Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:11 am

fewt wrote:Jupiter supports scaling an unimited number of cores.


So I just want to confirm that it basically works the same as the CPU scaling monitor applet just with ability to save + more?
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Re: Jupiter Applet (CPU scaling + more)

Postby AdamS on Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:02 am

fewt wrote:Jupiter supports scaling an unimited number of cores.


I have tried it several times, performance setting is only showing on 1 core. All others remain on demand.

I just not not see a way to use this to control each core and each thread.

Pity , would be nice to have it in one neat spot.
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Re: Jupiter Applet (CPU scaling + more)

Postby fewt on Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:23 am

reoh34 wrote:
fewt wrote:Jupiter supports scaling an unimited number of cores.


So I just want to confirm that it basically works the same as the CPU scaling monitor applet just with ability to save + more?


Yes, it changes the CPU governor like the scaling applet does and it saves it. In addition though, Jupiter will re-configure the kernel when you switch to battery to save power, and configure it for performance once you plug back in. The CPU scaling applet won't do that.

If you have an Eee PC, Jupiter will also control Super Hybrid Engine, if not that function will just get ignored.
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Re: Jupiter Applet (CPU scaling + more)

Postby fewt on Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:26 am

AdamS wrote:
fewt wrote:Jupiter supports scaling an unimited number of cores.


I have tried it several times, performance setting is only showing on 1 core. All others remain on demand.

I just not not see a way to use this to control each core and each thread.

Pity , would be nice to have it in one neat spot.


Code: Select all
cd /sys/devices/system/cpu
watch 'cat cpu*/cpufreq/scaling_governor'


and then pull the power cord. I just watched Jupiter change all four cores on this computer. :mrgreen:
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Re: Jupiter Applet (CPU scaling + more)

Postby jamvaru on Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:36 pm

so, jupiter is dead; what replaces it?
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Re: Jupiter Applet (CPU scaling + more)

Postby zerozero on Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:45 pm

please don't bump old topics
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