Southwest Florida GNU/Linux Users Group Message Board › CPU-Frequency-Monitor
Fort Myers, FL
If you using GNOME's built-in CPU-Frequency-Monitor you can use it to manually control your CPU or use one of four "profiles" that can manage the characteristics of the processor automatically. It doesn't have this functionality by default but you can enable it. It's a tiny security risk (I suppose) but you can easily enable it on Ubuntu and other distros by setting the cpufreq-selector binary SUID. Use:
$ sudo chmod +s /usr/bin/cpufreq-selector
There, now you can left click the icon and get extra functionality!