Power Consumption reduced after installing “cpufrequtils” pkg on AntiX21

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    Hello all,
    After installing AntiX21 I noticed that my CPU frequency was scaling pretty high while the system was IDLE. This was unusual. So I installed the “cpufrequtils” pkg with the intention of setting a governor. cpufrequtils set the “ondemand” governor after it installed.

    Now my CPU frequency is more normal. Not ramping up so high while the system is idling.

    CPU: 8-Core AMD FX-8350 (-MCP-) speed/min/max: 1404/1400/4000 MHz Kernel: 5.10.57-antix.1-amd64-smp x86_64

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    Thanks for the tip InZane84,
    hard to know if this really saves much energy, but it does govern frequency on demand nicely on my I5 2500K.
    What we really have to appreciate is antiX is designed for much less powerful devices, many have fixed processor
    frequency which is probably why the cpufreq utility is not distro standard.

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    Thanks for the tip InZane84,
    hard to know if this really saves much energy, but it does govern frequency on demand nicely on my I5 2500K.
    What we really have to appreciate is antiX is designed for much less powerful devices, many have fixed processor
    frequency which is probably why the cpufreq utility is not distro standard.

    Yeah, if your cpu frequency is fixed then this is of no benefit.

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    Robin
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    why the cpufreq utility is not distro standard

    At least in antiX 19 full 32bit I see it is installed on my system:

    $ apt-cache policy cpufrequtils
    cpufrequtils:
      Installiert:           008-1.1
      Installationskandidat: 008-1.1
      Versionstabelle:
     *** 008-1.1 500
            500 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian buster/main i386 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

    I can’t remember of having installed it manually, I believe it was present after creating the USB from full ISO, and it manages the cpu frequency properly on a pentium m:
    0,800/1,067/1,333/1,733 GHz.

    So was it removed from antiX 21 or was it never present and I simply have forgotten I’ve actually installed it long ago?

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    Using the command that Robin taught us in antiX 21:
    Utilizando o comando que o Robin nos ensinou no antiX 21:

    antiX1@demo:~
    $ apt-cache policy cpufrequtils
    cpufrequtils:
    Installed: (none)
    Candidate: 008-2
    Version table:
    008-2 500
    500 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian bullseye/main amd64 Packages
    antiX1@demo:~
    $

    antiX1@demo:~
    $ inxi -S
    System:
    Host: cp Kernel: 5.10.104-antix.1-amd64-smp x86_64 bits: 64
    Desktop: IceWM 2.9.7 Distro: antiX-21_x64-full Grup Yorum 31 October 2021
    antiX1@demo:~
    $

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