Can not start indicator-cpufreq in terminal and startup application in Ubuntu 11.10

Asked by Charles Lam

Fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 on Intel SU4100 with 2 GB RAM.

Installed by adding PPA and all went ok.


No indicator on panel bar.

New item added in "Startup Application" and checked.

Tried to run in Terminal, returns the following error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/indicator-cpufreq", line 81, in <module>
    ind = MyIndicator()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/indicator_cpufreq/", line 95, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/indicator_cpufreq/", line 106, in update_ui
    fmin, fmax, governor = cpufreq.get_policy(self.cpus[0])
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/indicator_cpufreq/", line 143, in get_policy
    policy = (p.contents.min, p.contents.max, p.contents.governor)
ValueError: NULL pointer access

Please help.


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Dert Hunter (derthunter) said :

I just installed cpufrequtils package and the indicator worked.

sudo apt-get install cpufrequtils

after install cpufrequtils if you cant`t switch to ondemand governator look at this bug in lauchpad, there`s a solution for this:

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