Dell Latitude Laptop Processor Stuck at 800MHz

At home I use a Dell Latitude laptop which I found discarded. I’ve been using Xbuntu on it for over a year. It has been OK. It’s nothing blazing fast or great, but it works for doing some basic side development. Recently, I noticed that my CPUFreq-indicator was never moving off the lowest level. I tried changing the CPU governor to performance but nothing changed. I ran cpufreq-info and got this message: current policy: frequency should be within 800 MHz and 800 MHz. The governor “performance” may decide which speed to use within this range. Crap! How To Fix I tried … Continue reading

Put Your Android Phone Into Hyperdrive!

Just read an article about ROMing your phone? If you have and want to take your phone to the next level of performance, both in terms of speed and battery life you should check out a custom kernel. The kernel is the central point in most modern day operating systems. It sits between running applications and the actual computer processing parts of your system. Using a custom kernel can allow you to enhance the functionality in this critical system component. Since kernels play a key role in how the day-to-day applications use your hardware it makes sense that tweaking the kernel … Continue reading