[Debian-eeepc-devel] question about 1005ha

Daniel Harris mail.dharris at googlemail.com
Sun Sep 12 22:56:11 UTC 2010

On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 11:30 PM, Ben Armstrong <synrg at sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca
> wrote:

> On 12/09/10 07:13 PM, Daniel Harris wrote:
>> The above commands work with the correct output as indicated above but
>> unless I am doing something stupid nothing changes.  The desktop aplet
>> remains at 800MHz and cat
>> /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/cpuinfo_cur_freq = 800000.  Again if I
>> change it with the applet I can get the cpu to change to 1600000.
> The applet can only report what SpeedStep setting the CPU reports.  That
> doesn't accurately reflect the effective speed of the CPU which is a
> multiple of bus speed.  But we can determine that there was a change by
> indirect means (aside from directly reading cpufv):
> Run three trials at each of the settings of this crude benchmark:
> time sh -c "echo '2^2^20' | bc > /dev/null"
> Or else use find & use some bona fide CPU benchmark.
> Ben
> OK I was doing something stupid the cpu test indicate all is working
perfectly.  Its the applet that is wrong.

Thanks for walking me through that.

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