I have installed tlp months ago, and the file configuration is in home folder. I don't know the install steps anymore, so I'm asking you guys if it's ok if that configuration file stays there, or should be moved.

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Since tlp 1.3, the previous default directory for the configuration file /etc/default has been replaced by /etc. So you will find the file as /etc/tlp.conf rather than /etc/default/tlp.

Source : article on Linux Uprising website .

Still, if you can't find it just search the file in file manager in the root directory (only for read purpose - can't guarantee whether editing will change the configuration if found in non-default directory. But still you can try and test).


The default install puts the config in /etc/tlp.conf.

  • I don't know why the config is into my home folder, thanks
    – sticsk
    Jun 16, 2017 at 20:08
  • If my answer was helpful to you, please mark it as such to help other people find the answer faster(because it will be shown as solved).
    – user669400
    Jun 21, 2017 at 21:34
  • It's alright, it looks like I have the config in /etc/default/tlp too, with the same settings, I wonder why is it in Home folder too, with a lock on it.
    – sticsk
    Jun 27, 2017 at 0:22
  • The lock means you don’t have permissions to edit it.
    – user669400
    Jun 27, 2017 at 0:23
  • can i delete it?
    – sticsk
    Jun 27, 2017 at 0:24

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