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Quite an interesting one this, CoreCtrl from developer Juan Palacios aims to be a "game changer" in letting you setup your hardware to do things automatically when a program is launched and more. The developer tagged us on Twitter about it and it does seem pretty sweet.

CoreCtrl is a Free and Open Source GNU/Linux application that allows you to control with ease your computer hardware using application profiles. It aims to be flexible, comfortable and accessible to regular users.

You can use it to automatically configure your system when a program is launched (works for Windows applications too). It doesn't matter what the program is, a game, a 3D modeling application, a video editor or... even a compiler! It offers you full hardware control per application.

You can see the developer show it off in the below video:

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Currently, on the GPU side it only support AMD GPUs with controls for fan, frequency and power, multiple sensors and so on. It also has basic CPU support for controlling the frequency scaling governor and using sensors. However, they do have plans to support more GPUs and NVIDIA too of course.

It looks nice and the idea sounds great, will be interesting to see how far this one manages to progress. We don't have many user friendly graphical interfaces for doing things like this, so it's lovely to see more.

You can find CoreCtrl on GitLab. They have also started a Patreon to get some financial support for the project to push it further.

I haven't been able to get it to work personally, so I've filed a ticket to see if I can sort it to test it out. Edit: Fixed by a recent update.

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pawelcomp 15 July 2019 at 11:29 am UTC
Would love a Flatpak for this.
Termy 15 July 2019 at 11:43 am UTC
Wow, looks really slick - i'll try it out as soon as i get home ^^
leillo1975 15 July 2019 at 11:50 am UTC
pawelcompWould love a Flatpak for this.

Snap would be welcomed too
belisama 15 July 2019 at 12:27 pm UTC
leillo1975
pawelcompWould love a Flatpak for this.

Snap would be welcomed too

Geez, just anything beyond manual dependency management and a make file. Doesn't matter how user friendly your interface is if installation scares everybody off.
Linuxer 15 July 2019 at 12:58 pm UTC
leillo1975
pawelcompWould love a Flatpak for this.

Snap would be welcomed too

Yep, anything with a "couple of clicks and go". For example AppImage is no good for newcomers: requires to enable user permission. Just that is simply too much to require for a new comer.

No matter which or both, i'm all for snaps and flatpaks
chancho_zombie 15 July 2019 at 1:18 pm UTC
I'm getting this error

Quote[15-07-19 09:56:59.196][W] Cannot start helper
[15-07-19 09:56:59.196][W] Initialization failed
[15-07-19 09:56:59.196][W] Exiting...
ShabbyX 15 July 2019 at 1:24 pm UTC
Does it need root password everytime it applies settings? Does the whole UI run as root on startup? If the latter, no thank you! I would like to see the developer think about the security implications too.
x_wing 15 July 2019 at 2:23 pm UTC
ShabbyXDoes it need root password everytime it applies settings? Does the whole UI run as root on startup? If the latter, no thank you! I would like to see the developer think about the security implications too.

If you have to modify GPU voltage or freq, you require privileges. I'm not sure how this application is implemented, but I would expect that only a daemon process is running with root privileges (similar to how feral gamemode works).
LibertyPaulM 15 July 2019 at 2:29 pm UTC
Nice idea but requiring the user to build from source is an instant turn off for me. Just package it up in one of the universal formats and distribute it properly. I'm not installing anything I have to build myself
Cyril 15 July 2019 at 3:05 pm UTC
LibertyPaulMNice idea but requiring the user to build from source is an instant turn off for me. Just package it up in one of the universal formats and distribute it properly. I'm not installing anything I have to build myself

Seriously? You never install a software directly from source? I mean, you never have to do it?
Why you refuse to do it, serious question, because it's not really the philosophy of a Linux system IMHO, you can install any software you want from source or from binary, but refuse to do it from source makes me confused.

For CoreCtrl maybe we'll see binary builds later, right now I've got an error after compilation I'll retry later.


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