Package: powernowd (1.00-1ubuntu5) [universe]
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Original Maintainer (usually from Debian):
- Marco Bertorello
It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.
control cpu speed and voltage using 2.6 kernel interface
This package controls CPU speed by using the sysfs interface to the CPUFreq driver in v2.6 Linux kernels. It does not depend on APM or ACPI, and it doesn't try to do anything other than control the CPU.
If supported, CPU speed is controlled entirely by the kernel, using the built in ondemand governor. The userspace daemon powernowd will only be used as a fallback.
The name is somewhat misleading, as any CPUfreq capable processor will work, not just those from AMD. However, it works better on CPUs that support more than two speed steps, like those with AMD's PowerNow! or Intel's Pentium M series.
The powernowd daemon is less complicated than cpufreqd or cpudyn, at the cost of absolutely depending on a 2.6 kernel with the userspace governor and sysfs support enabled.
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