Cpu Frequency and Gnome Power Manager

I’ve installed Debian with Gnome on my new Asus EeePC 1000H, and for some reason the Gnome Power Manager preferences wouldn’t let me decide on what cpu frequency scaling governor I wanted to use.

I’m trying to squeeze as much time as I can out of the battery, so I wanted it to be “powersave” when on battery.

The options weren’t there.

After a bit of digging I fould a gconf key,

/apps/gnome-power-manager/ui/cpufreq_show

which, when set, causes the options to be shown.

It’s a bit annoying with all these hidden preferences but at least we have gconf-editor :-)

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