Debian Configuration :: Disable CPU Frequency Scaling In Most Fundamental Way
Jan 18, 2016
I want to turn off frequency scaling permanently and totally in the lowest-level way possible. Is there a kernel command line that can be used or is recompiling the kernel without the governor stuff the only way?
Solved. Just modprobe -r and blacklist the acpi_cpufreq kernel module.
When I boot my machine (using a dual core 2ghz CPU) I always find myself out of "performance" mode (which I need), using only 1ghz per core.While this is easily fixable with "sudo cpufreq-set -g performance", I don't seem to be able to do it before having control of the machine. I would like to be able to boot with my CPU at full power.I would prefer to disable whatever is scaling down my CPUs to having to inject cpufreq-set to change governor. Anyone has any hint?I use default Ubuntu but I boot into a KDE4 desktop. But the same issue happens booting into the Gnome desktop.
I have a suspicion that this is easily fixed, however a good google (and this forum) hammering having turned up the fix. So I probably have the wrong search criteria, My Gnome Applet for switching CPU Frequency Scaling has 'disappeared' and is not listed in the the Add to Panel.. list of applets.
I am not entirely convinced that my CPU is actually changing frequency as it is meant to. It sometimes changes frequency, but most of the time it is stuck on 800MHz even when doing cpu intensive tasks. Here is information that may or may not be of help:
I recently installed 10.04 and really like it so far, however I was wondering if it is possible to scale all hypertheading cores at once, currently I am using an applet for each and have to use several clicks to get into the desired powerstate.
I have read that with dual cores you will not have the option to go into different powerstates because it scales all cores at once, however the logical cores that show up with hyperthreading allow each to have a different power state, and will show up as different states if I use cpufreq-info in the terminal, so it seems like it is allowing it.
For some reason, it seems that 13.37 isn't loading the modules I need for cpu frequency scaling. I've edited /etc/rc.d/rc.modules so that CPUFREQ is set to on. On 13.1, this would mean the powernow-k8 module would be loaded for my AMD cpu, and the subsequent "ondemand" governor would be loaded. However, for some reason this isn't being done during the boot process. I've tried it using both the generic kernel and the huge kernel (I'd been using huge for a long time before without realizing it.) Has anything changed in 13.37 with regards to CPU frequency scaling?
Trying to set my cpu to Powersave using the CPU Frequency Scaling applet. When I set it to powersave, it goes back to ondemand on its own. On the earlier versions of Ubuntu, I used to be able to set it from the main menu: system>powermanagement, but with 10.10, I don't get that option. Is there any way that I can set it to powersave permanently? I was also able to set it with Ubuntu Tweak, but it does not have that option either.
I have recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my PC with these configuration:CPU: AMD Athlon 7750 Black EditionRAM: 2GB 1066 MHzVGA: ATI Radeon HD 3200 (on AMD 780G)After I installed Natty Narwhal I felt that my CPU runs at the highest clock all the time (2.7GHz), even if I don't have any program run. I tried all settings for AMD Cool'n'Quiet from mainboard BIOS, but nothing's changed. I installed "CPU Frequency Scaling Monitor" to manually change CPU clock. It recognizes two clock for my CPU, 2.7GHz and 1.35Ghz plus 4 other options; Conservative, Ondemand, Performance and Powersave but the CPU indicator doesn't change on every option!
I just bought asusn a50ij and of course I installed ubuntu, now I have few problems: when I try to add CPU frequency scaling monitor to panel it says: CPU frequency scaling unsupported Next problem:my cpu temp is 49 without any reason.and I cant see my graphic card temp,when I go to Harware Drivers I doesnt show any drivers at all,so I dunno whether its nvidia or raedon it doesnt say anything! Also I installed jupiter and each time I turn on my computer it goes to Maximum Performance how can I turn it off?
The CPU frequency scaling monitor won't stay at 800mhz after reboot or a certain period of time. My goal is to always have my dual core CPU locked at 800mhz to have it run cooler. I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 on my toshiba u300 laptop.
I am using Intel Xeon X 3440 processor. The processor has 11 frequency steps to chose from. I have used cpufreq-selector for choosing a frequency and it worked fine. But, all of a sudden it stops working out of the 11 steps i can change to only 2 frequencies and rest fail to work. I am clueless as to why it stopped working suddenly.
I want to be able to disable CPU scaling, whenever I want. The reason is that I run some timing tests, and I want the results to be reproducable (ie the CPU running at the same frequency). I have tried the following on 9.10 and 10.04 (both amd64). I use rcconfig to disable "on demand" (from [URL] but then when I use cpufreq-info tool I get:
I have a 2.9ghz AMD Athlon II X4, which I have overclocked to 3.65ghz. I know that Ubuntu automatically changes the frequency of the processor to save power, which I like, but it does not show my overclocked frequency. The highest that the frequency scaling will go is the stock clock, at 2.9ghz. Is my processor actually reaching my overclocked speed?
I recently deleted all my Software Sources that were under "Other Software" and all my "Authentication" because Mint kept updating my xulrunner to a new version which would disable Firefox-Smooth-Scaling.Therefore I deleted all my Software Sources that were under "Other Software" and Authentication, and forced Mint to only install the xulrunner which uses Firefox-Smooth-Scaling. Unfortunately, after I deleted the software sources and authentication, now I can't update my system properly and get error messages that keys are missing. I added some software sources back the "Other Software" (someone responded to a previous post of mine on which ones to add), and under the "Authentication" window I tried hitting "Restore Defaults", but it only added two keys. These are screenshots of my Software Sources windows.
i have an hp pavilion dv7 and am using f13 64bit. my laptop has a built in woofer underneath that i have never been able to get to work. after the latest kernel update today my laptop now has woofer sound. there must be some new support for my laptops audio card. the problem is that it is a little overbearing. how can i a) disable this feature b) tweak the parameters like crossover frequency or gain? edit: i checked the changelog for 2.6.34 and couldn't find any info on any new audio support features.
I'm running debian unstable and since there was the switch to dependency based boot I can no longer control my boot services.I used to suppress the services that I use rarely during boot with: sudo update-rc.d -f myservice remove This arranged the links in /etc/rc?.d and everything worked.
Now this command only says: update-rc.d: using dependency based boot sequencing.This seems to work until I upgrade the service to a new version and it is enabled again.Do you have any idea of how to disable boot services permanently with the new system?
I've been using Debian since the early days of Lenny being testing as OS on the same Computer. Its a Acer Aspire Notebook with switches for wireless and bluetooth. While booting Lenny my wireless and bluetooth stayed off as long as I didn't switch them on. But since squeeze they get activated ( you can see it by looking at the LED's ) the moment after the grub screen. I now do have to turn bluetooth and wireless off by hand everytime which is quite annoying since I mostly use eth0.
how to disable bluetooth and wireless per default in a way I can simply turn them back on by using the switch?
I have Debian 7 running on RPi2 with Kodi. My NFS server is running on Slackware 14.1 which doesn't have full support for nfs4. I think this is causing some slowdowns/extra time when trying to stream video. Debian 7 by default mounts NFS as nfsv4, I would to like to disable this if possible. If so how?