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Questions tagged [tlp]

TLP is advanced power management tool for Linux without necessity to understand every technical detail.

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kubuntu boot screen flickers after tlp install

my laptop was running kubuntu fine but after the tlp install the boot screen flickers. i have to force shut down the system and then start it again from grub. how can i fix this? and yes i do get some ...
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How can I install TLP in Ubuntu 18.04?

I tried installing TLP in ubuntu 18.04 using the command line sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp But I get the following error: How do I solve this problem?
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Are extended tlp functions available on my Lenovo Thinkpad 11e w/ Ubuntu 18.04?

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my Thinkpad 11e recently and have been learning what I can do with the command line. I just learned about tlp and installed it to manage my battery life. I also ...
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PPA Error when install TLP on Ubuntu 18.10 [duplicate]

When I followed the Installation docs, and get this error: Get:9 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic-security InRelease [83.2 kB] Err:10 http://ppa.launchpad.net/linrunner/tlp/ubuntu cosmic ...
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Ubuntu Battery Life on XPS 13 9343

Running Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS on my Dell XPS 13 9343 (2015). From my experience, Windows would get me around 5-6 hours comfortably, and in comparison Ubuntu seems to top out at 4-5. I've installed TLP ...
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Replugging network cable doesn't reconnect

I am using ubuntu 18.04. when I start my laptop and plug a network cable it will connect. But when I unplug the cable and then replug it won't reconnect. I have to then put the laptop in sleep mode ...
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Buggy powersave in Bionic 18.04

I'm having problems with the powersave mode, I hope someone can help ;D PREVIEW INFO: I have installed: tlp, powertop, nvidia privative drivers When I start the laptop on battery mode the graphic ...
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LAN issue while using tlp

I am using Ubuntu 18.04. I am facing a LAN connection problem which I posted on this community 3 times before but didn't get answers. The problem is when I start my laptop it will connect to the LAN ...
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Xubuntu 18.04 - Slow boot time - tlp.service 2min 43s

I'm using an old laptop, with xubuntu 18.04. 4GB RAM + i3-2350M cpu. I've just upgraded and found the boot time is extremely slow. I've searched and tried various things, but I can't find what is ...
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TLP (Power saving) - Will configuration remain after uninstall?

As the title says: will selected configuration remain after TLP uninstallation? For example, if I configure TLP to disable USB ports in AC and Battery modes and then I uninstall TLP, will USB ports ...
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How to adjust battery threshold on ubuntu 18.04?

I tried tlp and set START_CHARGE_THRESH_BAT0=0 STOP_CHARGE_THRESH_BAT0=60 and it didn't work I have a Asus vivobook s14
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Windows Vs Ubuntu 18.04.1LTS: in T470 and XPS 15: More battery usage. High usage CPU/TLP is not solve problem? Same issue with Mint vs Win10?

I installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS dual boot on windows 10 Enterprise than I like it but I decide to uninstall it. Because with out doing any thing I got high CPU GPU usage and battery life than in ...
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Intel Atom Asus Eee PC - overclock not working

so I got this old netbook from a friend and she wants me to make it usable. I installed Xubuntu but it seems that this ESH settings in BIOS which should overclock CPU up to 30% does not work! When I ...
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Power Management governor changes alone from powersave to performance

So, I'm having some overheating problems with an HP Envy 15 that are driving me nuts. See this and this for reference. Anyway, I did an Ubuntu 18.04 fresh install. Also installed tlp and cpufrequtils....
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i3 3850k stuck at max freqeuency (100% C0)

For the past few days my PC has been stuck at max frequency. My Specs Ubuntu 18.04 Server (headless) i3-8350k ROG Strix z370 Gaming Mobo with Wifi 32GB RAM I've tried using tlp to enable powersave ...
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No Power to USB without a Device Plugged in on Boot

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04: 4.15.0-29-generic #31-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 17 15:39:52 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux On a Razer Blade Pro and the following issue has come up. My USB port ...
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Why is Ubuntu 18.04 battery life superior to Lubuntu 18.04 in a Dell 7577

I'm struggling with the battery life of this laptop while running Lubuntu. In Windows 10 I'm able to get up to 9.5 hours of life in power save mode. But in Lubuntu 100% charge lasts about 2.5 hours. ...
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USB ethernet adapter (Realtek r8153) keeps disconnecting

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04 from 17.10 my usb ethernet adapter keeps disconnecting. It used to work perfectly with 17.10. dmesg shows the following output upon a connection drop: [ 273.462732] ...
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How do I restore my GUI? No tty, gdm3, or HDMI [duplicate]

All the graphics-related functionality of my Ubuntu installation is corrupted. I have several problems but I think the root cause of all them maybe the same. Here are my problems: I can't switch to ...
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Kubuntu 18.04 LTS named Ubuntu in GRUB and tlp-stat

In GRUB Kubuntu 18.04 LTS is named just "Ubuntu". Here's part of tlp-stat output (Kubuntu 18.04 LTS is named here "Ubuntu 18.04 LTS"): +++ System Info System = LENOVO ThinkPad X200s 7470BB1 ...
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How to configure tlp for stopping laptop's battery draining

I use hp pavilion g4 notebook and ubuntu 17.10. when I shutdown ubuntu, it still drain batter power because my cooler pad still get power though the laptop in off. So, how can I configure tlp so that ...
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Power consumption problem

Always when I return from suspend and check with powertop my consumption is about 16W. If I put the recharge and take It out the consumption goes to 8W. I am using kubuntu 17.10 with tlp and ...
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Set battery thresholds on Ubuntu (ASUS)

I've recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu, and I was kind of frustrated when I found out that there was no way to set battery thresholds on Linux. On Windows, I can choose to limit charge to 60% (...
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Error message during boot after installing tlp

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 via linuxium in my Lenovo Ideapad 100s, then wiped out Ubuntu Desktop and installed Ubuntu Server using tasksel. And after installing tlp, I get the messages ...
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tlp settings not working

Yesterday I tried to play a game with my joystick and it was being disabled and enabled all the time. To fix that, I've downloaded tlp and added my device ID to the blacklist. Worked like a charm. ...
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Acer Swift 3 - Crazy fans when turned on while on AC

I've got a problem on my Acer Swift 3 (SF314-52G-5848 -- i5-8250U + GF MX150). Ever since installed Ubuntu 16.04 (then 17.04) (now Kubuntu 17.10) dual boot with Win 10, when I turn on the laptop (...
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Touchscreen does not work with TLP enabled

I installed TLP on Ubuntu 18.04 on Lenovo Yoga 920. The touchscreen doesn't work if I enable tlp, but returns to normal if I disable it. I tried to find an option for TLP to control this behavior ...
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How can I configure Ubuntu 17.10 to dim screen when charger is unplugged

I just installed Ubuntu 17.10 on my new HP laptop, and I noticed that the screen does not dim when the charger is unplugged. Is there a way to set up two brightness profiles, one for AC adapter, and ...
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TLP install on 17.10 stuck with odd Mail Server Message

I'm trying to install TLP on 17.10, following the usual instructions with sudo apt-get, et al. All is well until half-way through the process, I'm greeted with a graphics in the terminal with the ...
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TLP Full Charge

"Charge Full" and "Charge Full Design" show different values. Are they supposed to? It's a Dell Inspiron 7378, barely two months old. Also, tlp has a flag: tlp fullcharge. Will that push my charge ...
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TLP (advanced power management) on Gnome Ubuntu 17.04 on Lenovo x230

I have Lenovo X230 with Gnome Ubunutu 17.04 fresh install with all updates. I have installed TLP as per instructions: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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Lenovo T550 TLP - Unable to set Threshold

Does anybody have experience with Ubuntu on a Lenovo T550, using TLP power management? TLP Should allow for battery thresholds to be set on thinkpads, I have set the threshold correctly but it is ...
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TLP settings being ignored

I have my /etc/default/tlp set so that, when on battery, the CPU will scale between 30% and 60%. Running tlp-stat -p (output below), I can see those settings are being recognized. However, the actual ...
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tlp-stat and power indicator show different battery levels

Ubuntu tells me in the menu bar that my battery percentage is 86%: While tlp-stat says it should be 95.9% sunqingyao@sunqingyao-MacBookAir:~$ sudo tlp-stat -b --- TLP 1.0 ----------------------------...
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Power consumption on Dell XPS 15 9560 + Ubuntu 17.04 (dualboot)

I've installed Ubuntu (kernel 4.10.0-26-generic) on my Dell XPS 15 and so far everything is good. I made some low-hanging power consumption optimizations: Disabled discrete Nvidia GPU Installed TLP ...
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Battery doesn't charge when completely drained

Whenever my computer completely drains its battery (those rare cases when I use it until it turns off), after I plug it it wont charge. The battery indicator will show 0% and "Estimating..." where it ...
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Where tlp configuration file should be?

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 ...
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E: The repository 'http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty Release' no longer has a Release file

I did a fresh install on my Asus x201e the other day to 17.04. I just tried to install the battery saving app, TLP, but when I did, I got this response: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 battery problem

I am using dell laptop with AMD a10 processor and windows 10 installed. I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop, but the battery backup is very poor: only about 1 hour, whereas in Windows it was ...
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Ubuntu 17.04 - Installing TLP asks for additional dependencies like postfix

Have issue with installing TLP in Ubuntu 17.04. It brings up new dependencies like postfix, which I don't want to install in a home laptop. Earlier versions of ubuntu did not ask for postfix.
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TLP showing different temperatures for different commands

I recently installed TLP on my ubuntu system. On typing sudo tlp-stat, the temperature is shown to be 58 degree Celsius, while typing tlp-stat --temp gives the temperature value as 51 degrees Celsius. ...
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Dell XPS 13 (9350) not charging

I just noticed that my Dell XPS 13 with Xubuntu 17.04 is not charging above ~60%. It charged from 60 t0 62% in one hour. The AC adapter is cold (it gets quite hot usually). Power manager shows ...
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Can't boot laptop after installing tlp

I just installed tlp to save power and when I started it the laptop froze I tried to shut it down but it didn't respond so I forced stop it by holding the power button and now when I boot my laptop ...
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TLP configuration with addition of second hard drive?

I have tried to do to some research first and have had no luck. Please excuse me if there is something I may have simply missed. I will be adding a second hard drive to my Thinkpad. I currently have ...
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USB Device Power Usage

I've been searching and messing around with powertop, tlp, and general power settings for a few days now and just can't seem to get rid of this ridiculous power drainage from a usb device. (Color ...
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Any sense for TLP on Ubuntu 16 for newer laptops?

I got the new Xiaomi 13" notebook and installed the 16.04 LTS on it. I also installed TLP (Linux Advanced Power Management), however it does not support the x86_energy_perf_policy, and installing the ...
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TLP problem with headphone input jack

Since i installed Ubuntu 16.04 in my laptop i've been trying to have more battery life(I can only use it for around 3 hours without plugging it). I found TLP, and read some good opinions about it, so ...
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How to fix battery problems in Ubuntu 16.04 Acer Laptop with 940 MX?

My laptop used to get 12 hours of battery life in Windows. I'm getting only 2-3 in Ubuntu. Windows had software that would shut off the gpu unless it was required, however I don't think that Ubuntu ...
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limit total CPU usage using tlp

how can force system to use only 50% of CPU power using TLP? i mean which items should be changed in tlp config file (etc/default/tlp)?
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Is there a GUI for the TLP Power management application?

I was wondering if somebody already programmed a GUI for the wonderful TLP power-management application? http://linrunner.de/en/tlp/tlp.html