I was wondering if somebody already programmed a GUI for the wonderful TLP power-management application?


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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:

  1. Download a zip file of the repo at https://github.com/d4nj1/TLPUI/archive/master.zip

  2. Extract the zip file and run python3 tlpui.py

Alternatively, you can just use git to clone the repo:

git clone https://github.com/d4nj1/TLPUI.git
python3 tlpui.py

Then do git pull or git fetch followed by git merge periodically to update your local copy of the repo.

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    There's a PPA for TLPUI here: linuxuprising.com/2018/11/…
    – Logix
    Nov 27, 2018 at 10:03
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    The instructions in the repo now says run the gui with python3 -m tlpui.
    – SaTa
    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:04

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.

Install with

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.

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