So, I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on my laptop. I just did a clean install (instead of upgrade) about a week ago or so. I've been tackling a couple of issues and one of the last ones on my list is with my Nvidia card in the laptop.
Nvidia appears to have kindly designed a power saving mode (Powermizer) for our video cards, by clocking down the GPU. However, mine is defaulting to Adaptive mode for Powermizer, and causes much annoyance. While I'm able to switch it to Preferred Performance mode in the Nvidia X server settings, it resets back to Adaptive mode every time I restart the computer. I've tried using the button to save the settings to Xorg.conf, but I think that only saves display configurations such as resolution.
I also tried a couple tricks I found online where you can manually edit the xorg.conf file to disable Powermizer completely, but no luck on that either.
Does anybody know if it's possible to disable Powermizer in Ubuntu 10.04? or default it to Preferred Performance mode? While it's not a huge deal, just very annoying.
Thanks in advance!