AMD E-350, Linux and AMD PowerNow..

AMD E-350 is a lovely CPU, tiny, fast, lowpower - but - under Linux it doesnt change CPU frequency based on.. well anything, it just runs at full power all the time.

That aint economical all the time is it?..
to fix it we must install cpufrequtils, but the current build has some problems.

This guide takes step in Debian, any other OS is different (Maybe not any Debian based anyway)..

Open terminal and do the following commands

apt-get build-dep cpufrequtils

apt-get source cpufrequtils

cd cpufrequtils-007/debian

nano cpufrequtils.loadcpufreq.init

go to line 120 and look for 


                    # K8



after |17 add |20 so it looks like the following image:

External image

Save and do cd .. twice
then apt-get source -b cpufrequtils

and lastly

dpkg -i cpufrequtils_007-1_i386.deb

And voila!.. You can setup the CPU via cpufreq-aperf cpufreq-set and cpufreq-info

i advice you to do cpufreq-set -c 0 -g ondemand and cpufreq-set -c 1 -g ondemand