What & Where is the CPU Governor?

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RedBeard VII
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What & Where is the CPU Governor?

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Hey all. I have a brand new install of Mint 7 Xfce. There is a panel widget which intrigues me, this CPU Governor. I've tried to put it in the panel, but it is invisible apparently. I run the CPU Monitor and a couple others, but this Governor is either broken or some kind of background process??? I'd like to see it, play around with it, maybe keep it, but I just can't figure this out...

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Re: What & Where is the CPU Governor?

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Hi, I think you are out of luck . . :( . . as the cpu governor requires cpu's with AMD's PowerNow! or Intel's Pentium M series technology. You can check your BIOS to see if it is available . . but I don't think it showed up until the Pentium 4 (M)'s
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Re: What & Where is the CPU Governor?

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RedBeard VII wrote:Hey all. I have a brand new install of Mint 7 Xfce. There is a panel widget which intrigues me, this CPU Governor.
http://www.mjmwired.net/kernel/Document ... ernors.txt
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to_ma ... cy_Scaling

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 Using Frequency Scaling Governors
You can get a list of available governors with (as root):
    # cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_governors 
    conservative ondemand powersave userspace performance 

Note: If the governors are compiled as modules, load them first:
    # modprobe cpufreq_performance cpufreq_ondemand cpufreq_conservative cpufreq_powersave cpufreq_userspace 

Now we set our governor: What is our current governor?
    # cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_governor 
    userspace 
The CPU governor is part of the system of applications/utilities or files that enable CPU control: as in govern it via its frequency setting (which relates to the power, higher speed/frequency = higher power consumed)

Ubuntu freq scaling (governor)..
http://embraceubuntu.com/2005/11/04/ena ... y-scaling/
Of course using the GUI applications obviates (usually) the need to mess around with frequency governor set-ups or settings..
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