I know that I'am not the only one with this problem, but I haven't found a clear solution yet. After doing a clean install with Gimmick, I tried to scale cpu-frequency. Thought I would follow the instructions in the French wiki page: http://wiki.archlinuxfr.org/doku.php?id=acpi_powernowd
I have installed acpi and powernow, of course. I have an AMB Sempron 2800+ processor, which supports powernow-k8. However, when I try "modprobe acpi", I receive this message:
FATAL: Error inserting acpi_cpufreq (/lib/modules/2.6.16-ARCH/kernel/arch/i386/kernel/cpu/cpufreq/acpi-cpufreq.ko): No such device
But the file manager tells me that this module might be found under exactly this path ...
Searching around I have found that someone apparently solved this problem by recompiling the kernel without SMP support. I am afraid that this is somewhat beyond my reach (i don't even a have clue what SMP is). Please let know if there is an easier way to get things done.
Best wishes, t.
there is no 'acpi' module. Try 'modprobe powernow-k8' instead.
Ooops - yes, I see ... Admittedly, my French isn't the best
It is running fine now with powernow-k8, cpufreq_userspace and powernowd.
Thanks for the hint, t.