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Does TLP automatically start when my system boots? Everytime i boot into Ubuntu i open a terminal and type sudo tlp startonly then i can find the difference in the system temperature. If TLP doesnt start automatically, Is there a way to add it as a startup applications?
and everytime the power mode changes from ac to battery or vice versa i need to again type
sudo tlp start. Is there a way TLP can switch modes automatically?

As mentioned in this link i did type systemctl enable tlp but i get an error :
systemctl: command not found. So what do i do now?

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Tlp will start automatically on Ubuntu, you dont need to do anything, please read my full answer… – Qasim Jun 15 '13 at 7:36
@Qasim Yeah i had installed following your answer. So i dont have to keep starting it everytime i boot? – user167377 Jun 15 '13 at 7:40
no , you dont have to , check section 0 0.) General TLP_ENABLE=1 will start automatically. – Qasim Jun 15 '13 at 7:48

Yes TLP will automatically start you do not need to run any command

please check

  0.) General


Set to 0 to disable TLP (Reboot needed), It should be enabled so leave the default value

Is there a power saving application similar to Jupiter?

If you're not sure you can always check whether TLP is running by typing in a terminal:

sudo tlp-stat
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Thank you @Glutanimate – Qasim Jun 15 '13 at 12:34

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