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Process Lasso / Re: Enabling IdleSaver from tr...
Last post by Autumner - May 07, 2022, 12:23:48 PM
Many thanks.  :)
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Process Lasso / Re: Enabling IdleSaver from tr...
Last post by Jeremy Collake - May 07, 2022, 11:43:14 AM
Sure, we'll adjust it to only open the options dialog when IdleSaver is enabled for the first time.

Thanks for the feedback!
#3
Process Lasso / Enabling IdleSaver from tray i...
Last post by Autumner - May 07, 2022, 07:36:16 AM
Hello, just wanted to report this minor annoyance.

When right-clicking the tray icon to enable IdleSaver, its options window pops up. This is a bit annoying and counterintuitive.

The tray is a quick way to enable/disable features. As correctly occurs with the other tray options (ProBalance, SmartTrim etc.), no window should pop-up. If I want to change options, I can visit the UI manually the usual way.

Windows 10, PL Pro 10.4.6.20.
#4
Help me teachers!  I am unable to install firmware mod kit in ubuntu.

how to install firmware-mod-kit in ubuntu,someone help me to install..and guide thank you🙏🙏🙏🙏
#5
Process Lasso / Re: Question — Execute script ...
Last post by Aaron44126 - March 24, 2022, 11:29:43 AM
Awesome, thanks...  I'll play with it and I'm sure I'll be able to find something that works.  I might do a little bit of custom work to support my use case (i.e. maybe a simple background program that watches for Windows power profile changes and uses that to drive changes to the Dell thermal mode... then I could just use the power profile automation features from Process Lasso to drive both).

Quote from: Jeremy Collake on March 24, 2022, 11:08:25 AMI'm glad to see you are making the most of Process Lasso's automation, and really appreciate the feedback. If you have any other questions or ideas, don't hesitate to post them!

I guess if I had a "wishlist" it would basically be to be able to set up actions similar to Watchdog rules that fire automatically (once) when a matching process starts, and also when a matching process terminates.  ...Though I don't know if I would use any of the Watchdog actions other than "run a program" as most of the rest can be handled just by setting rules for priority/affinity/etc..

Otherwise, this seems to be everything that I would want in a "process management solution".  I'll let you know if anything else occurs to me while putting it to use.

(I had stared cobbling together my own solution for managing process priority/affinity/etc. before I found your tool.  Glad I didn't get terribly far down that road, ha.)

Thanks again!
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Process Lasso / Re: Question — Execute script ...
Last post by Jeremy Collake - March 24, 2022, 11:08:25 AM
Presently, this type of action is possible, but a little awkward.

Quote from: Aaron44126 on March 23, 2022, 03:33:55 PM
Would it make sense to set a rule like "process uses at least 0% CPU for 0 seconds" to get a script to run, or is there a better way to do it?  (If I did that, would the script run once, or would it be triggered continuously?)

You have the right idea. I recommend: Virtual memory (any metric) > 0 MB for 0 seconds.

The script will sometimes be relaunched, triggered again by the same instance. This will occur when the Lasso config/rules are changed (prolasso.ini written to), active config profile switched, Governor restarted, and potentially at other times. Your script will need be tolerant of that. In your case, it doesn't sound like it'd be a problem.

You aren't the first to ask about such a capability, and we do have plans to improve this. I'll update this thread when that work progresses.

I'm glad to see you are making the most of Process Lasso's automation, and really appreciate the feedback. If you have any other questions or ideas, don't hesitate to post them!
#7
Process Lasso / Question — Execute script when...
Last post by Aaron44126 - March 23, 2022, 03:33:55 PM
So I've been eyeing Process Lasso for a while and finally gave it a purchase today.  I've read much of the documentation and have a pretty good understanding of what it can do, and plan to put it to use with managing processes on my system as I like.

I have a question:  Is there any way to have Process Lasso notice when a certain process starts and then execute a script?  If so, is what is the "right way" to do this?

I noticed that there is a "launch a program" option in the Watchdog feature.  Would it make sense to set a rule like "process uses at least 0% CPU for 0 seconds" to get a script to run, or is there a better way to do it?  (If I did that, would the script run once, or would it be triggered continuously?)

Use case background —
I am very appreciative of Process Lasso's ability to set the Windows power profile when certain programs run and I will be putting that to use.  However, I am running Dell laptops and I also would like to change the laptop's "thermal mode".  Dell has a few different modes that affect the system's fan behavior which exist independently of the Windows power profile.  I wrote a command-line tool that can switch the thermal mode, I'm just looking for a way to automatically fire it automatically when certain programs run.

I also have one system that I use for gaming which has a boatload of RAM, and I've found that game loading times and stuttering behavior are reduced for some games if I pre-cache the game files into RAM, so I wrote a simple program to do that.  So, I'm also interested to see if I can get Process Lasso to kick off this program with certain parameters when I launch a particular game.


That's all, thanks for the great work!
#8
ParkControl / Re: Update to Park Control 2.0...
Last post by Jeremy Collake - February 09, 2022, 10:24:13 AM
This is intentional. Sometimes minor updates are uploaded, but not immediately pushed to all existing installations. This is to reduce the number of unnecessary update notifications.

Your older system probably had a version prior to 2.0.0.18, which is why it saw an update and then received 2.0.0.22.

Regardless, thanks for the heads up ;).
#9
ParkControl / Update to Park Control 2.0.0.2...
Last post by Hotrod - February 09, 2022, 12:30:28 AM
All my computers show version 2.0.0.18 and never give an offer to update to 2.0.0.22. EXCEPT, my oldest 2 core tower has found and automatically installed(at my prompt) 2.0.0.22. I could go to the site and download it, but I figured maybe this should be looked at. Happy New Year Jeremy.  :)
#10
ParkControl / Re: My issue with ParkControl
Last post by Jeremy Collake - January 31, 2022, 10:45:22 AM
Sorry, I misunderstood your screencast.

The values of 100% are actually disabled. When you click 'Apply', it is simply updating the radio boxes to reflect the new state.

It is counter-intuitive, but values of 100% mean that all cores must remain unparked, and that the CPU frequency can not go below 100% of base. Thus, 100% is disabled for both settings.

Therefore, this is the correct behavior.