I was wondering if somebody already programmed a GUI for the wonderful TLP power-management application?
From https://github.com/linrunner/TLP/issues/129#issuecomment-98478154, the main author of TLP has recommended TLPUI, which is a GTK GUI written in Python. Do note that this is beta software, so bugs are to be expected.
You first would need to get version 0.9-1 of
tlp via the TLP PPA since the version of
tlp in the offical repos is only 0.8-1 and the GUI app needs at least version 0.9:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install tlp
Then, according to the installation instructions at TLPUI's GitHub repo:
Download a zip file of the repo at https://github.com/d4nj1/TLPUI/archive/master.zip
Extract the zip file and run
Alternatively, you can just use
git to clone the repo:
git clone https://github.com/d4nj1/TLPUI.git cd TLPUI python3 tlpui.py
git pull or
git fetch followed by
git merge periodically to update your local copy of the repo.
Old question, but since it still shows up pretty high in search results:
There's also Slimbook Battery, a GUI that integrates with TLP and other services to manage power in a more guided way than TLP alone (or TLPUI). It probably gives you less fine-grained control than those other options, but (for me at least) it helps cut through the wall of options.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:slimbook/slimbook sudo apt install slimbookbattery
Once started, Slimbook will also prompt you with other tools you can install to better manage performance/power for your machine.