Fedora :: CPU Scaling Utility Never Drops Below 1.60Ghz - Powersave Does Not Appear
Aug 11, 2009
My laptop is a unibody macbook and has an intel core 2 duo processor. The CPU Scaling Utility never drops below 1.60Ghz. Is this normal? Also. in the ferquency governors, powersave does not appear. Can I install it?
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 been experiencing some issues with the powersave on my computer. I had my computer set to put the display to sleep after 10 minutes and put the computer to sleep after 30 minutes. The screen saver also activates at 5 minutes. When I woke up my computer (hit the power button) the computer would sometimes tell me that it was going into low graphics mode. I had to reboot to get my x server back. I disabled the power save to fix the problem, but I would really like to have it back. My latest Xorg.log gives an error, but I'm not sure if the power save caused the problem (more below). I am running a computer with an Intel Integrated chipset.My questions:
What caused the x server to crash?Should I post a bug report on Launchpad? If so, how? (im a bit of a noob as far as bug reporting)How can I fix the problem?Xorg.log:
Code: X.Org X Server 1.7.6 Release Date: 2010-03-17
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've stopped/killed/uninstalled all power related stuff like powernow, powerd, upowerd, acpid, gnome powermanager also turned off APM and ACPI support in bios. And after that I still have a problem: My display's backlight turned off after a long period of inactivity and there is no way turn it on. (Sometimes kill of Xorg helps, sometimes alt-ctrl-f1/atl-control-f7 however I need about half hour to get my backligh back). How to check I indeed removed all power related stuff.
I have a 64bit computer with SUSE 11 installed. When I try to switch an user the computer or monitors go to powersave mode. The only way to power it back on is to restart by pressing the button in the linux box.
I just performed a clean install on a desktop (older IBEX model) that is connected directly to a Cicso router; this is a DSL service. I configured the Network during the install, and all went well, the installation script downloaded many software modules, I was able to set up my mail accounts, etc. Now, if I suspend this machine and log back on I notice that I am no longer connected to the Network. Clicking on the Network icon brings up the configuration pane, and the original network appears to be there, but I cannot figure out how to make it reconnect without rebooting.
I have Kaffeine version 1.1 and KDE 4.4.4 release 2 installed on OpenSUSE 11.3. During watching video in Kaffeine the powersave will start and after 30seconds will switch my computer off. When I watch video in Xine I do not have this problem (screen saver timeout is set to 10 seconds). I have not found this option in xine-config.
I am looking at various laptops at the moment and it's appealing to get a quad core (2720QM) when I need the power (yes, I have an application that can utilize many cores in parallel just fine). But, most of the time those extra cores will just there eating battery. Is it possible to switch a few off?
Whenever I play music tracks in totem Movie Player, the volume drops on each subsequent track - it's VERY annoying. Does anybody know of a permanent fix for this? I've gone through the steps on the pulseaudio thread, and they only fix the problem temporarily. I've even gone so far as uninstalling everything attached to pulseaudio (which was real fun btw since xorg and the video drivers apparently are dependent). After fixing that mess, the audio is STILL screwy. Never had this problem under F10 - do I need to go back?
I'm having problems with my mobile connection. This has been working fine for months, but in the past few days it has connected OK, I've been able to transfer data, but after 30s the connection closes. Setup is Acer AA1 with F12 connecting via bluetooth to Nokia 3110c on O2.
So to try and figure out what's happening I put the bluetooth dongle in my desktop PC, also running F12, made a connection and again it dropped out after 30s. Then I fired up windows on the AA1 and made a connection using the same dongle, this time it held up OK. This leads me to think that something has changed recently in F12 to upset it.
I'm having issues with my wired network. After about 5-10 minutes of turning on my machine, the network will drop out. Sometimes rebooting my pc or router will fix the connection, other times it will have no effect. Also, sometimes the connection will completely disconnect, other times it will appear to be connected (i.e. the network icon will indicate that there is a connection), but trying to ping a remote server or the router will fail.
This problem first showed up on Fedora 11 64, however I've just installed Fedora 13 64 and that hasn't helped. I'm using a brand new NIC (I've tried using the onboard NICs). The machine also has Windows 7 installed, which is able to connect just fine. Apart from changing NICs, the only other thing I've tried is switching from dhcp to a static IP address.
Slackware 13.1, on a Dell... Opliplex GX260... running XFCE4, as root. Stuff runs fine. However, the monitor goes to powersave mode after 10 minutes of inactivity. I've turned off power management in the kernel, in the app., have checked the xorg.conf, checked everywhere I can think of, can't find where this is being set. how I can turn this off?
I have a really strange X (?) problem. My physical setup is:
Dell Optiplex 990 VisionTek 210 nV DMS59 PCIe video card (with a DVI splitter) dual Dell P2411H monitors
I'm running OpenSuSE 11.4 (x86_64 fully patched) with the current nvidia drivers and kernel module. I'm running KDE and kdm in case that matters.
If I power off the two monitors, and then power them on again, the right monitor will come back on. The left monitor (which is the primary one... it's the one where the login screen appears when you are first logging in) reports that it is in power save mode. Wiggling the mouse, typing, etc., do not wake it up. The only thing that wakes it up is the detach the DVI cable from the monitor and reattach it (and sometimes it takes a couple tries).
I have used two (identical) video cards and splitters, and the problem occurred with both, so the problem doesn't appear to be with either of them. I also swapped monitors, but after the swap, the problem still occurred on the left monitor, and the old left monitor (which was now right) came on fine, so it doesn't appear to be a monitor problem.
I'm baffled. For now, I just won't turn off the monitors (or at least not the left monitor).
I'd like to say I'm very impressed with Fedora 11. I'm a long time Linux user and I've tried many distros. But, I usually keep only the best on my laptop. For a long time that was Ubuntu but, I think Fedora 11 has made some key improvements over Ubuntu and I'm eager to switch. The problem is: I haven't been able to run Fedora as anything other than on the Live CD. Everything works perfectly and it installs but, when I reboot, Grub begins. Instead of booting, however, Grub drops into its minimal shell and gives me a command line.
I've tried installing it a number of ways now and have read much about the problems with Ext4 on Grub and took special care to see that Grub has its own, separate, /boot ext3 partition. Even then, no luck. My hardware should work fine. I've got an HP DV-5 with 4GB RAM, AMD Turion 64-bit dual-core @ 2 Ghz, and an IDE 250GB hard drive. I'm working with the 64-bit Fedora 11 Live disc with KDE as the Gui.
I have a server with Fedora 13 x86_64 installed that uses gnome as the desktop. Recently I purchased a generic KVM switch for my office. When I connect this to the server the video res drops back to 1024x768 instead of 1200x1024. I did some research and apparently Fedora 13 no longer uses the Xorg.conf file for display setup, it detects the hardware in the fly when you boot and uses the appropriate drivers (unless one exists in the /etc/X11 folder).
The specs for the KVM say that it can do way more than 1200x1024 so I can't see a problem with that. Also I tested it with a windows installation and I was able to obtain 1200x1024 resolution. The video card is a NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS and the current driver being loaded is the nouveau according to lspci. When connected to the KVM the display widget in gnome wont detect the monitor or graphics card anymore. I used system-config-display to change the display settings and it created this Xorg.conf file -
I have daul boot systems on Dell computers. Dell includes a Utility partition on /dev/sda1 which you are supposed to be able to boot by pressing F12 when booting. I've tried various ways to boot into it. Most recently I put
title Dell Utility rootnoverify (hd0,0) chainloader +1
I have installed Fedora 14 along with Libre Office along with some other applications so I am learning slowly, re-learning really. However I am having a difficult time understanding partitioning. I would like to make another partition for Windoze. I also cannot get a USB mouse to work. I have run some commands to gather disk info I will refrain from list it here as it is a lot of data. At least until asked to do so. What I have run so far is fdisk -l, df, blkid, & cat fstab.
I need a utility to record the traffic on a particular TCP port. I know there are packet sniffers that can do this, but I don't need to monitors the wire, just the traffic to and from my own computer. I would assume there is something out there that can hook into the TCP stack and copy the data to a file just before/after it goes out/in, but my google fu has failed me.
I plugged in an LCD to my x41 thinkpad's VGA port and GNOME was smart enough to add it to my laptop without much prompting. A little fiddling around gave me a large spanned desktop so the cursor can pan from side to side of the two joined screens.I was wondering if I could somehow make my other window managers use this configuration, but there is hardly an xorg.conf, only the things I had in xorg.conf.d. I would like to somehow 'grab' this config and share it across WM's. My second best option would be to grab someone's dualhead xorg.conf for an intel 915GM graphics chip.