things are still not looking totally alright...and i'm afraid i gotta talk about klaptop as well. so here it goes (comes?)
the previous perfect situation was that klaptop battery monitor used to show up all the possible frequency governor states and i didn't need to use vcpufreq...advantage of klaptop is that it does not need root password...but it depends on some file deep within /sys . i had got to it somehow...and i'll tell you why i feel so.
after i corrected things by adding <code>/sbin/modprobe powernow-k8</code> to /etc/rc.d/rc.modules....it felt like things are right now...but even now doing lsmod doesn't enlist powernow-k8 as loaded, although vcpufreq doesn't complain of a missing cpufreq driver like before...so its strange.
now onto klaptop. even though the policy for 'powered' state is set to 'performance' and 'not powered' state is set to 'conservative'. the klaptop battery menu has only 2 options 'ondemand' and 'userspace'. so now, why just ondemand? i'm not sure, but the only clue that i have is that i observed that there was only a directory for 'ondemand' in the directory for power states and not for any other.
now the daily routine is to open vcpufreq, 4 times and click n select the 4 additional profiles...its no fun having to type the root password so many times. usually when i put my music on n nothin else...the lowest setting of 800mhz per core is perfect.
anyways....was wonderin how to make a non-destructive update to 5.8 soho final without losing the existing customizations...like firefox does a check of which extensions might break....