How To Install CoreFreq on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install CoreFreq on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install CoreFreq on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, CoreFreq is a CPU monitoring software designed for Intel 64-bits Processors and supported architectures are Atom, Core2, Nehalem, SandyBridge, and superior, AMD Family 0F.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the CoreFreq CPU monitoring tool on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

Install CoreFreq on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install build-essential dkms git libpthread-stubs0-dev

Step 2. Installing CoreFreq on Ubuntu 20.04.

Now we clone the code of Corefreq from the GitHub repository using the following command:

git clone https://github.com/cyring/CoreFreq.git
cd CoreFreq
make

Next, run the following command to load the Linux kernel module from the local directory:

sudo insmod ./corefreqk.ko

Now, start the daemon in the background:

sudo ./corefreqd &

Finally, start the client:

./corefreq-cli

To see all usage options, type the command below:

./corefreq-cli --help

Congratulations! You have successfully installed CoreFreq. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the CoreFreq CPU monitoring tool on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official CoreFreq website.

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