Change CPU speed from on-demend to performance like in Razor

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Change CPU speed from on-demend to performance like in Razor

Post#1 by marcusdelcactus » 05 Oct 2013, 13:08

In KDE4 how do I change my CPU speed from on demand to performance whenever I want to? The on-demand (it's a laptop) causes embedded videos and heavy webpages to be way too choppy even on this dual core 2GHz AMD Turion 64 X2, with performance mode everything is much smoother. I noticed there's a working little widget for switching frequency on the fly in Razor, but I don't want Razor it has too many annoying bugs. Anyway, In KDE4 none of these cpu frequency related plasma gadgets work, 90% of them give me some error "could not create python script engine"... for widget". Why even have links to these widgets if they aren't working with the released version of porteus? thx.

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Re: Change CPU speed from on-demend to performance like in R

Post#2 by brokenman » 05 Oct 2013, 18:15

cpufreq-set -c 0 -g performance

Take a look inside /etc/laptop-mode/conf.d/cpufreq.conf for more control.
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Re: Change CPU speed from on-demend to performance like in R

Post#3 by marcusdelcactus » 05 Oct 2013, 18:59

Thanks brokenman. Will work with that for now I guess. Could you comment on the error I'm getting with python/plasma widgets? what to install, where to get it and why isn't it pre-installed with the KDE4 release to work out of the box. Thx.

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Re: Change CPU speed from on-demend to performance like in R

Post#4 by brokenman » 05 Oct 2013, 22:39

I guess that's a job for fanthom (KDE4) maintainer. In the end you have to realize that he has managed to squeeze KDE4 into an insanely tiny package with 99% functionality. Take a look at the size of the 003-kde.xzm module to see what I am talking about. You have to admit this is pretty incredible.

My guess would be that the python components aren't installed in the KDE desktop because of the extra weight it pulls in. You can install it to see how it goes.

slackyd -u
slackyd -s python
slackyd -g [insert name of python package here]

It will land in /var/slackyd and you can double click on it to install.
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