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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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Krafting 15 July 2019 at 6:13 pm UTC
TermyIt seems it uses QT but has build it's own UI-Design that is inspired by the radeon software on windoze. Looks quite nice i think.

Looks like Material Design from google too tho, but it does look nice
logge 15 July 2019 at 6:23 pm UTC
This is really cool. Could easily be extended to an 100% sysinfo. Besides that: I really love that progressive soundtrack
Cyril 15 July 2019 at 7:07 pm UTC
Shmerl
heidi.wengerI refuse of it too... It's time consuming, stressful and altogether just awful! If i can't have a truly simple way to install something then it's "oh well" and move on. Really.

That's totally fine, there is no need to rush to use unpackaged tools. Eventually distro maintainers will package it, if they'll find it interesting, or someone asks them to. But it can take a long time in my experience, unless something becomes quite popular.

And That's why I find the AUR quite useful! And maybe that's why it's more easy for my point of view than on other distributions.
ElectricPrism 15 July 2019 at 7:34 pm UTC
Special thanks to `der_fenix` for doing a AUR PKGBUILD today:
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/corectrl/
Nezchan 15 July 2019 at 7:36 pm UTC
Dunc
ShmerlAnd as a side note, you should learn how to build things from source and use that. You might need it in the future.
While I agree that on a “consumer”-oriented distro nobody should ever have to install from source, I can't understand the attitude that refuses to learn. You might find it useful or interesting in the future.

Dude, I used to run Slackware. I know all about building from source. Back then, and on the RedHat 6 series before it, that's all you could do. It was a pain in the ass and I hated every time I had to do it. A good third of the time, problems cropped up that I had to call a more Linux-savvy friend to come and fix it, an imposition he didn't mind but I always felt bad about anyway.

The very last thing I want to do is go back to those days. So I have every sympathy for someone who refuses to for their own reasons. "Useful or interesting" is for techie hobbyists, and I'm happy to leave it to them.
Sojiro84 15 July 2019 at 7:57 pm UTC
ElectricPrismSpecial thanks to `der_fenix` for doing a AUR PKGBUILD today:
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/corectrl/

I just noticed this as well! I love the AUR community.

But, I tried it and somehow after starting it and entering my root nothing happened. So I got a bit scared and uninstalled asap. The idea of giving root and then nothing happening is scary.

I understand it needs root to change stuff hardware wise, but still...
linuxcity 15 July 2019 at 8:14 pm UTC
this looks like wattman and overclocking may become alot more easier in linux.
Cyril 15 July 2019 at 8:14 pm UTC
Sojiro84
ElectricPrismSpecial thanks to `der_fenix` for doing a AUR PKGBUILD today:
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/corectrl/

I just noticed this as well! I love the AUR community.

But, I tried it and somehow after starting it and entering my root nothing happened. So I got a bit scared and uninstalled asap. The idea of giving root and then nothing happening is scary.

I understand it needs root to change stuff hardware wise, but still...

Works fine apparently on my side, but that's because it launched on the system-tray, did you look at it?
Sojiro84 15 July 2019 at 9:08 pm UTC
Cyril
Sojiro84
ElectricPrismSpecial thanks to `der_fenix` for doing a AUR PKGBUILD today:
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/corectrl/

I just noticed this as well! I love the AUR community.

But, I tried it and somehow after starting it and entering my root nothing happened. So I got a bit scared and uninstalled asap. The idea of giving root and then nothing happening is scary.

I understand it needs root to change stuff hardware wise, but still...

Works fine apparently on my side, but that's because it launched on the system-tray, did you look at it?

I think I did looked there but can't be sure. Kind of strange that on a fresh install it goes straight to the tray. Should open up a main window first.

I'll install it again another day. :-)
Tim 15 July 2019 at 10:12 pm UTC
Fedora RPM package COPR: https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/atim/corectrl/

WIP and need some testing.
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