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Hi Rouzic,
Currently CPU Info is tested a G4 IBook. I haven't had access to a MacBook yet. We could try to solve that. Just ping me via jabber.
Regards
Ken - Aug 27 2006
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Hello gnemmi,
I fixed that glitch this morning. Thanks for the hint. There will be a new release soon.
ken - Aug 27 2006
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its fixed. thanks for the hint. : ) - Aug 25 2006
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The cpufreq subsystem source of the development version (from Revision 47) is able to handle multiple CPUs. Let me know if it works (I have only one CPU).
Thanks.
Ken - Aug 09 2006
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Hello tripod,
thanks for clearifying this. I looked into the source code and figured out that's currently not supported but easy to add. I'll implement this in the next days and drop msg here. Feel free to contact me via jabber too - thats usually faster than forums.
Regards
Ken - Aug 09 2006
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thanks,
I put it on the download list too. - Aug 04 2006
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Hi,
I'm afraid the feature isn't available currently. What do you exactly mean by support multiple cpus? Version 0.5 which is under development (https://www.elliptique.net/svn/cpuinfo/trunk) contains support for multiple sources. So, you'll be able to activate as many sources as you want. But I'm not sure if it's the desired feature.
Regards
Ken - Aug 04 2006
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alright, thanks - Jul 20 2006
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Thanks for the hint. Did you use the 10.1 rpm? - Jul 04 2006
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Thanks again Raoul - Jul 04 2006
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omega,
thanks for your feedback. You've hit some valid points. :)
1) Exactly, thats a bug. I'll try to fix that.
2) Also valid
3) This is implemented in version 0.5 which is currently under development: https://www.elliptique.net/svn/cpuinfo/trunk/
4) It saves the selected sources and reload/reselect them when starting the kicker on the next login. This does not apply if the source isn't available (i.e. due to missing kernel modules). And keep in mind that CPU Info looses its config when removing the applet from the kicker. Currently the applet just uses the usual mechanism to store its prefs (config();). It would be cool to improve that.
5) Such feature should be possible with the design/infrastructure of the current development version but it's not implemented right now.
6) This is possible via kcontrol: "Regional & Accessibility"->"Country/Region & Language"->"Other"
7) Isn't really any tooltip shown? The applet relies on the underlying KDE/QT functionality. Do tooltips from other applets work (i.e. the system monitor)?
Regards
Ken - Jul 04 2006
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Hi,
a brazilian user who seems to have the same problem wrote me the following mail:

I solved a problem with -fPIC option and cpuinfo in my gentoo box and I would
like you to add the modification to cpuinfo. You just need to add the -fPIC
option when compiling and linking cpuinfo. The --with-pic option does not worked for me.

Regards
Ken - Jul 02 2006
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Thats nice to hear. :)
Ken - Jun 25 2006
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Jose,
I added a download link on the main page too: http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=33257
Thank you!
Ken - Jun 22 2006
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Jocke,
thanks for your improvement. I'll give it a try this evening. Do you have a Jabber account?
Ken - Jun 21 2006
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Quak,
thanks, I implemented your suggested change. You can find the version at:
http://www.elliptique.net/~ken/cpuinfo/cpuinfo-0.4.3.tar.gz
Let me know if it's working for you.
Ken - Jun 10 2006
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Thank you for your suggestion. Let me explain a bit of rounding history in CPU Info. The first versions showed the exact frequency. According to user suggestions the applet rounded the frequency value to save kicker space in a further version. In 0.4.2 a mix of both is implemented: 1333 MHz is round to 1.3 GHz, 860 MHz is round to 860 (instead of 900 MHz, so its not rounded). The intention is to show the frequency as accurate as possible without wasting space (if you have a GHz machine). I know, this is a trade-off, but I'm trying to prevent the applet from beeing a "configuration hole". In your case CPU Info shows 798 MHz because 800 MHz would take the same kicker space. The 1.2 GHz value might be rounded because of 1.197 GHz for example would take more kicker space. The user usually doesn't like that. These odd numbers (798 MHz) are provided by /proc/cpuinfo while cpufreq normally shows the frequency less odd (800 MHz). Maybe you could use the cpufreq frequency source instead (http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/kernel/cpufreq/hardware.html).

Ken - Jun 06 2006
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Please try the 10.1 rpm: http://kde-apps.org/content/download.php?content=33257&id=7
Thank you - May 31 2006
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Raoul made a SuSE 10.1 rpm which should work: http://kde-apps.org/content/download.php?content=33257&id=7 - May 31 2006
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Hi, are you using the fPIC compiler flag? (http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/hardened/pic-internals.xml) Its a linker problem. I suspect its not a problem of cpuinfos sourcecode. Maybe its a glitch of the ebuild. I do not have a 64bit machine - so I'm not able to reproduce that compile failure. I'm sorry. Maybe there someone out there who could help... - May 31 2006
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I never saw such a message. Did you use a certain binary package or did you compile from the source? - May 18 2006
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It seems that the acpi thermal module isn't able to detect any temperature sensors on your machine. I guess the directory /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/ is empty. - May 13 2006
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I'm planning to implement that feature. : ) - May 13 2006
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Hm, I have no idea - sorry. Could you provide the output of a 'cat /proc/acpi/*/*/*temp*'? - May 13 2006
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I'm sorry. I have no idea. Maybe the thermal module didn't found any thermal source. - May 04 2006
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Could you provide the output of a 'cat /proc/acpi/*/*/*temp*'? - May 04 2006
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The tooltip (yello thing) displays all found sensors and its corresponding values. The selected temp and freq source is displayed in an italic font style. You can change them via the context menu or the preferences. Could you provide a screenshot of the applet on your machine with the activated tooltip? knsapshot will do the trick. That might help to identify the problem. Maybe there are just one thermal and one frequency source on your system. - May 04 2006
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Hello Kevin,
you can modify the src/prefs.ui file with the designer or edit line 428 manually to adjust the sample rate max value - then recompile. Which sensors are enabled when running the applet and which are available at all on your machine? I'm interested to solve performance problems if there are any. I didn't encounter any performance problems even on slow (600MHz) machines. The applets cpu consupmption wasn't noticeable. I have no computer that runs lmsensors, so its pretty untested :). If you have an idea or just want to discuss this issue you can contact me via Jabber ken@elliptique.net. - May 03 2006
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Hm, I'm not using Fedora - sorry. Maybe another experienced Fedora/RedHat user could help out? - May 01 2006
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I'm not sure why the applet needs the libidn but you could simply install the libidn. The easiest way to install that lib is via yum (yum install libidn) I guess. If its not available you could try the following RPM that I've found via RPM Search: http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/5/x86_64/os/Fedora/RPMS/libidn-0.6.2-1.1.x86_64.rpm . Let me know if there are other problems. I would be happy we could provide a package for fedora too. - Apr 26 2006
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You can switch to metric system per kcontrol: "Regional & Accessibility"->"Country/Region & Language"->"Other"->"Measure system"->"Metric" and restart the applet. - Apr 19 2006
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Thank you again! - Apr 15 2006
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Thanks for your suggestion. I may add such a feature in a further release. - Apr 15 2006
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Did you load the appropriate kernel module (i.e. modprobe thermal)? - Apr 15 2006
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Thank you! - Apr 15 2006
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I haven't test the applet under KDE 3.5. Did you do a "make -f Makefile.cvs" before ./configure? See the installation notes. Thanks Ken - Mar 13 2006
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thank you for your mail and excuse the delay. I was busy due to the work on 0.4. I looked through your patch. It seems that you're transforming the metric values into imperial ones dependent on the kde configuration. I didn't know that and I wasn't able to locate that option in kcontrol. Could you point me into the right direction? I'm using KDE 3.4. Maybe it's a new option in 3.5? I know that the user is currently forced to use the metric system but this is what the kernel does. : ) If it could be auto detected I'll add support for the imperial system in a further (hopefully the next) version. Thanks Ken - Mar 13 2006
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That error was caused by a missing include and should be fixed now. sorry for inconvenience. Please let me know if you have any problems. Thanks Ken - Mar 13 2006
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yes, I have an idea. You can contact me via jabber or email if you like. - Mar 12 2006
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Version 0.4 has an initial i2c (lm_sensors) support. Please let me know if it works for you. I can't test it. Thanks Ken. - Mar 12 2006
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Since version 0.3.1 the applet is able to handle small kicker layouts. Give it a try. Thanks Ken - Mar 12 2006
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Version 0.4 has an initial i2c (lm_sensors) support. Please let me know if it works for you. I can't test it. Thanks Ken. - Mar 12 2006
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This effect is nearly eliminated in version 0.4. Please let me know if you encounter problems. Thanks Ken. - Mar 12 2006
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Hello Dan, there is no such option in CPU Info currently. The applet just takes the value(s) the kernel module provides. - Mar 11 2006
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A friendly user told me that the code compiles also with Qt4 using the Qt3Support library. - Mar 09 2006
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Thanks for your comment. I'm planning to implemend a caching mechanism that buffers the bounds until the user changes some prefs. - Mar 09 2006
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Hi,
I haven't tried it with Qt4 yet, sorry. Using the Qt3Support library in Qt4 it may work. Did you do a "make -f Makefile.cvs" before "./configure"? If you are successful, please let me know. Thanks Ken. - Feb 08 2006
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Yes, Maybe. : ) My Thinkpad doesn't support lm_sensors so I'm not able to test it directly. I've heard its possible to grab sensor information from /sys/bus/i2c/devices/*/temp*_input or /sys/devices/pci*/*/i2c-*/*/temp1_input. I know nearly nothing about lm_sensors. Your'e welcome to discuss it. Feel free to contact me via Jabber: ken@elliptique.net. - Jan 28 2006
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I'm afraid that the thermal module doesn't provide any useful sensor data on your system. The reason could be a defective DSDT or something like that - I just don't know. You could ask the people from acpi.sourceforge.net. Sorry, I can't help. - Jan 28 2006
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I don't know your hardware so maybe the thermal module provides no thermal zone on your system. Try cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/*/temperature after loading the thermal module to see if its there. - Jan 27 2006