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In Ubuntu 10.10, I added the CPU scaling applet on my panel in order to control the CPU frequency scaling. Since Unity no longer has a panel that supports applets, what mechanism do I use in 11.04 to achieve the same goal?

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There's a special app-indicator, Cpufreq.

App-Indicator

Install Indicator-Cpufreq

I hope this helped you,

Daniel

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It's unfortunate that it's neither a part of ubuntu (a PPA), nor something that can be added easily (without running alt-f2). –  Mike Axiak Apr 15 '11 at 13:20
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@Mike You could add it to your startup applications so you don't have to start it every time –  omnidan Apr 15 '11 at 14:26

There is also a program called jupiter.

Jupiter

Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/jupiter/files/

  1. 3 perfomance mode
  2. disable wifi/bluetooth/touchpad
  3. change screen resolutions
  4. rotate the display
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the question asks explicitly for something that works with indicators. –  hasenj May 1 '11 at 17:28
    
The question does not include "indicator". Question asks for a "mechanism". Nevertheless it does what is asked for and works better than any other I have used. –  Rinzwind May 1 '11 at 17:36
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I think it is a good answer because it makes people aware of more/other alternatives that may suit them better. Even if I do agree with that the answer mentioning the indicator is superior, IMHO. –  Anders Hansson May 4 '11 at 8:36
    
ok fine, the question explicitly asks for something that works outside gnome-panel, or rather, something that works with Unity. Your screeshot looks nothing like Unity. –  hasenj May 11 '11 at 3:46
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Btw there is a PPA for this: ppa:webupd8team/jupiter –  Cas May 14 '11 at 23:57

you can also create a launcher. Right click on desktop, select "create launcher" name it, icon it, and put "indicator-cpufreq" as the command. then drag it to the unity launcher. I have a folder in home which keeps my desktop free of launcher clutter while the applet war wraps up.

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I know this has been answered already, but I found this link very easy to install the CPU Frequency Scaling.

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  Eliah Kagan Jul 22 '12 at 21:10

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