Since upgrading from 20.04 to 20.10, my laptop (Lenovo Ideapad 730S)'s CPU governor has been a mess. I use CPU Power Manager GNOME Extension to manage it, but the setting I choose doesn't hold since I upgraded and it fluctuates between the setting and powersave. Removing the extension and associated scripts (cpufreqctl and policykit rule) makes it default to powersave, which I can feel.
I've tried cpufreq as well but the setting doesn't hold and it reverts to powersave.
Does anyone know how I can set it to always be like ondemand or performance? Or even just the default functionality? Basically anything but powersave (it's always plugged in). I'd like to be able to use CPU Power Manager extension again, ideally.
It's not hot and the fans are running lowspeed.
I also want to make sure things aren't competing to set the governor as that's what I think is causing the fluctuations.
EDIT: CPU frequency scaling driver:
/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_driver:intel_pstate /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy1/scaling_driver:intel_pstate /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy2/scaling_driver:intel_pstate /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy3/scaling_driver:intel_pstate /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy4/scaling_driver:intel_pstate /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy5/scaling_driver:intel_pstate /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy6/scaling_driver:intel_pstate /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy7/scaling_driver:intel_pstate
Thank you for helping me work though this. I didn't see any changes on the
watch window - it stayed saying "performance" for each core.
turbostat up for like half an hour or so. Here's the output https://pastebin.com/g3dA2vUQ