Wednesday, December 23, 2009

CPU Freqency Scaling Monitor Asks For Password

I added the CPU frequency applet to my top Panel in Karmic and it kept on requesting a password every time I wanted to change the CPU frequency (for example when watching a movie or playing a game).

I did some research and found that it is a bug. Post #5 here shows how to fix it but it may get over written after an update.

The bug is listed for Ubuntu on Launchpad as
CPU Frequency Scaling Monitor asks for authentication all the time

An overview of mc4man's workaround is to:

Carefully edit the file:
gksudo gedit /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.gnome.cpufreqselector.policy

Scroll to the bottom of the file and change only the parts in red:


Thanks for the workaround mc4man!

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