How to enable Intel_pstate in Ubuntu 15.04?


In 15.04 it's enabled by default thanks to @solsTiCe informative notes. you could check that yourself

if grep -i pstate /boot/config-$(uname -r) says yes then it's so.

To enable intel_pstate in Ubuntu 14.04 , edit the /etc/default/grub configuration file with a text editor as root

gksu gedit /etc/default/grub

And for "GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=" , add "intel_pstate=enable", like this:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash intel_pstate=enable"

Save the file and update Grub:

sudo update-grub

Restart your system and to check if intel_pstate is enabled, run the following command:

cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/scaling_driver

The command above should return "intel_pstate".

source and more information

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    There is no need to set boot parameters. It is enabled by default. – Pilot6 May 30 '15 at 9:06
  • intel_pstate=enable is enabled by default? – Maythux May 30 '15 at 9:08
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    At least in Ubuntu 3.19 kernel cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/scaling_driver gives intel_pstate without any boot parameters. – Pilot6 May 30 '15 at 9:09
  • cat: /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/scaling_driver: No such file or directory This is my output – Maythux May 30 '15 at 9:10
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    "Starting with kernel 3.9, the new pstate power scaling driver is used automatically for modern Intel CPUs instead of the other drivers below." Source: Arch wiki – solsTiCe May 30 '15 at 9:15

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