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

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Restart TLP service without rebooting system

TLP helps make my laptop more conservative on power when on battery power, and more performance focused when on AC. The issue is that when I want to enable/disable TLP or change some settings with ...
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how to disable tlp

I installed tlp but I am wondering how would I disable tlp. I read the docs and it said to disable it you have to set TLP_ENABLE=0 but how would I do that. Is there a different way of disabling it ...
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tlp command to execute full battery charge and then reset to configured settings without reboot?

I have my Thinkpad laptop configured to charge up to 80% cause I mostly use it on AC. On the occasional use where I am taking it off AC, is there a command that basically tells tlp to charge the ...
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how to avoid powertop settings to roll back automatically

I'm using powertop and tlp in ubuntu 19.10 in my thinkpad x380 yoga. The battery drains pretty quick so I'm using powertop and tlp to monitor and manage power consumption. The problem is that every ...
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TLP - battery status: Unkown (threshold may prevent charging) on Thinkpad with Ubuntu 18.04

I've installed Thinkpad's utility for TLP (acpi-call) to set threshold and it seems to be working just I'm not sure if the info that TLP gives is the right one. I set startThreshold at 70% and ...
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18.04 Why's my fan always ON when plugged into a power source?

I bought a brand new laptop a week ago (Acer Nitro 5 AN515 54) and installed Ubuntu 18.04. The fan is running really loud when on AC (everything is ok when changing it back to battery only). I ...
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How to configure tlp to disconnect battery when charged?

I installed tlp on my system(config below) and left the default config of tlp install. When my battery is charged, the tlp-stat -s reports that the mode is AC, however the led of the battery in my ...
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Balance the discharge between BAT0 and BAT1 on Thinkpad T450s running Ubuntu

I am using tlp on a Thinkpad T450s running Linux/Ubuntu to control the battery health, in particular setting charge thresholds etc. This works perfectly (like, startThreshold 70, stopThreshold 80 ...
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Battery status unknown after START_CHARGE_THRESHOLD

I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu. I've installed tlp on my Thinkpad-Laptop, including the thinkpad-options for charging thresholds. At this point, the output of sudo tlp-stat -bincluded the following line:...
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19.10 Xubuntu: Limiting battery charging - Lenovo Legion Y540

Using Xubuntu 19.10 on my Lenovo Legion Y540. I would like to limit my battery to 80% while charging. Is it possible? I've tried using TLP (with acpi_call etc...), doesnt seems to work. Any ideas?
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tlp icon removal

I installed tlp on my laptop running ubuntu 19.10 hoping to lengthen my battery life. The installation created an icon on the top bar that looks like an erlenmeyer flask and it does nothing. Don't ...
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TLP System startup/shutdown*

(https://i.stack.imgur.com/OHInR.jpg) I just updated Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 . did apt update and apt upgrade and just restarted it stuck [OK] Started TLP System startup/shutdown, there is no error ...
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TLP battery manager for non-thinkpad

I'd love to extend my laptop battery life by having it to charge between 70% and 80%, something windows can successfully do.. I know about TLP, but that's only for ThinkPad laptops, while I have an ...
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Battery 100% but work as 0%

I'm on Ubuntu and bought this battery since 5 months only .. now I'm facing problem with it .. i found the led of battery is on and charge with 100 % but when i plug out the charger .. laptop is off ...
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can't control cpu frequencies in 19.10 on 7390 xps 13 2-in-1

I have been unable to control the cpu frequencies using either tlp, or cpupower, or other tools. Kernel version is 5.3.0-19-generic. I tried using intel_pstate active or turning off intel pstate with ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 mess up battery life

After I upgraded Ubuntu 19.04 to 19.10 (today), battery life on my laptop was rapidly shorten. On 19.04 with TLP on it lasted about 8h on avg. now it last 2h with TLP on and same TLP settings. Laptop ...
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Battery overheating and drain while suspended! [duplicate]

I have a new ASUS ZenBook UX533F with Ubuntu 19.04. Initially, battery life was excellent, heat was low and suspend worked properly. I was trying to find a way to limit the battery charge to 80% to ...
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Can not launch tlp

I have installed tlp in Kubuntu 19.04. I tried to launch it from the Discover application and a message appears: cannot launch tlp What do I need to do to confirm it's working?
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TLP trouble with udev events. Ubuntu 19.04

My installation of TLP on Ubuntu 19.04 does not automatically change status when charging status changes. Output from sudo tlp-stat -s --- TLP 1.1 ------------------------------------------...
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TLP can't find my battery

I am running Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS on Surface 3. For some reason TLP can't see my laptop battery... $ sudo tlp-stat -b --- TLP 1.1 -------------------------------------------- +++ Battery Status No ...
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How to create tlp different profiles?

I would like to create different TLP profiles (Battery saving, Balanced and Performance), but can't figure out what things I need to change in the configuration file. Googling hasn't helped me to find ...
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CPU governor going nuts on Ubuntu 16.04

I use Ubuntu 16.04 on a laptop with an AMD CPU and, with or without tlp, the governor seems to not really do a good job, as the fan is always active and it always produces a lot of heat. This is very ...
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Heating in Battery area of the laptop …!

There was huge battery drain and overheating on my laptop while running XUbuntu I fixed that to an extent with tlp and powertop . Now my cpu runs cool and fan noise is almost gone but the palm rest ...
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ThinkPad battery recalibration having no effect

ThinkPad T420s, Ubuntu 18.10. Running TLP. If I run the battery as long as it can last, it goes at least two hours. Yet, Ubuntu (and "Power Statistics" app) think the battery can only last about ten ...
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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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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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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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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 with GNOME 3 to dim screen when charger is unplugged?

I just installed Ubuntu 17.10 (with GNOME 3) 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 ...
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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 ...