Ubuntu 9.10 may include a number of netbook-friendly features, including the optional Ubuntu Netbook Remix user interface. But one thing it doesn’t allow you to do out of the box is adjust the clock speed of an Intel Atom processor. Fortunately there’s a little third party utility for that. It’s called eee-control, and today the developer released a new version of the application that’s optimized for Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala.

The program has been tested on an Eee PC 901, but there’s a good chance it should work with other Intel Atom powered netbooks running Ubuntu 9.10. Have you tried it on other Asus Eee PC models or other netbooks yet? Share your experiences in the comments.

via Gadget Mix

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11 replies on “Eee-Control for Ubuntu 9.10 released: Control your netbook clock speed”

  1. I installed it on my eeepc 1005ha with latest bios (01/05/10) running Ubuntu 9.10. The CPU control works great (did a little CPU benchmarking to be sure as Gnome’s frequency monitor shows no difference). The “smart”fan control should NOT be activated though as it just turns the fan off! The CPU went up to 75°C and the fan still didn’t went on. I disabled this option and left the bios control the fan. But the frequency control option and hotkey-configuration make this little program worth installing. The 1005HA has now the same autonomy with Ubuntu than with the windows Hyberid Engine.

    1. foresto_23423 – Think you’re right. The guy who released more or less says so right on the download page. I’m gonna be patient and wait until Grigori makes an official release rather than rolling the dice and hoping this one works. The guy who repackaged it even said “All these changes were added or removed haphazardly until it seemed to work on my eee 901”. Not very encouraging.

  2. What about the ‘CPU Frequency Scaling Monitor’ panel applet that’s installed by default?

    1. This utility changes the front side bus speed. The default CPU Frequency Scaling Monitor doesn’t changes power draw or doesn’t have as much of an affect on it. The FSB scaling is what really allows for drastic power savings.

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