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Save battery in Ubuntu

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<p>When we gave you some tips on Ubuntu optimization <strong>We already mentioned a tool to solve overheating and extend the life of your battery</strong>, well today we will analyze this tool in depth. <strong>Let's see what it is and how TLP works.</strong></p><div class=

TLP is an advanced power management tool via command line, developed for Linux, try to apply certain modifications or configurations automatically according to your PC needs and taking into account your hardware.

The settings that apply Depending on the power source, whether the battery or being connected to the current are:

  • Configure the kernel in portable mode
  • Manage processor frequency to enhance the total performance or performance of each core separately as needed or better.
  • Advanced management of hard drive power.
  • Manage both the power of SATA drives and PCI Express ports Depending on the state and use.
  • Wi-Fi save mode depending on the kernel and the drivers.

Y some additional functions They are:

  • Automatic USB port suspension being able to exclude ports and devices that we configure.
  • Energy saving sound board.
  • Automatically enable or disable Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or Wwan according to the use we give.
  • Battery Calibration in specific models.

TLP applies each configuration automatically with each system startup and each time you change the power source of the computer. Although some settings you can apply or modify them manually.

Install TLP on Ubuntu

Before installing TLP on Ubuntu, make sure you don't have any other power management tools or settings, otherwise TLP will not work correctly.

Execute the following command to Remove a conflicting package with TLP:

sudo apt-get remove laptop-mode-tools

And now, With the following commands, install TLP:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw

TLP will start the next time you start the system automatically, if you want to modify the TLP configuration edit this file:

gksudo gedit /etc/default/tlp

Make the changes you want and don't forget to save the file Before shutting down, restart your computer for them to take effect.


In this way, installing only one package, we will have a great tool to manage the power of our laptop, something to extend the life of our battery and improve the consumption of our equipment.

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