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Power Plans (Performance, Balanced, Save) not displaying anymore after installing TLP and set the range for battery rechage 40-60% to extend lifespawn

Laptop: ASUS ROG FLOW X16 2022 I basically installed tlp so I can limit my battery charging to 60% just like in MyASUS on Windows, in order to extend the life spawn of the battery. So I went in that ...
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disaper Power Mode setting with TLP

i uninstalled tlp in my laptop with ubuntu 2204 and reboot,later that disappear the battery mode where i could select between: Super Battery,hight Performance or Standar how can i fix that ? how can ...
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Do I need TLP on Ubuntu?

I am currently using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. I have installed it on a thinkpad x1 carbon gen7 and p14s gen4 amd. I haven't installed Ubuntu for a long time, so I don't know much about it yet. It told me to ...
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Power profiles and TLP conflict

I just tried installing TLP to see if it would make my laptop more efficient and it did not. I then removed it by running sudo apt remove smartmontools sudo apt remove tlp tlp-rdw sudo add-apt-...
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TLP Error: battery charge thresholds/discharge/recalibrate not available. in RedmiBook

I have a RedmiBook laptop running 22.04. I started noticing that it overheats when plugged in, so decided to run tlp, but running recalibrate gives me the following error: Error: battery charge ...
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TLP or Default Power Management, on Dell Latitude E6430 laptop?

I have a Dell Latitude E6430 laptop. I just installed tlp: sudo apt install tlp cpufrequtils This worked successfully. I then entered: sudo systemctl enable tlp.service This produced the error ...
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How to remove settings of TLP?

I haven't yet figured out how to get TLP working nicely on my Ubuntu Thinkpad, as I had to scrap the broken battery the other day and replace it with a new one. I've got my new battery in place now, ...
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TLP Charge Threshold Configuration on Lenovo IdeaPad

Kubuntu 23.04 Lenovo IdeaPad (not ThinkPad) 3 15ALC6 Hey, I'm trying to configure TLP to start charging when the battery reaches 50% and stop when it reaches 80%. I just want to make sure I'm doing ...
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Why is SlimbookBattery not availbale for Ubuntu 23.04?

I want some GUI for TLP, and none of them (TLPUI, Slimbook) have the release files for 23.04 of Ubuntu. When can I expect it, or is there any workaround this?
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Ubuntu 22.04 - Built-in power settings vs. TLP

I've just switched from ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04 and noticed the new version offers power management settings, to an extent. I suppose one shouldn't run tlp alongside it, but choose one or the other? And ...
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Laptop Not Suspend when Lid Closed "every other time"

My ubuntu 20.04 laptop used to always suspend wen the lid was closed, UNTIL I plugged in a monitor for the first time. I realized this error AFTER I unplugged the monitor. I think that the monitor has ...
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When tlp is enabled ubuntu desktop won't load after installing nvidia-drivers only when on battery

So I just installed nvidia-drivers on my laptop, and when connected to AC power it boots fine. But when I try to switch it on on battery, I get a black screen after booting instead of the ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 is stuck while shutting down. systemd-shutdown[1] waiting for process tlp

My Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is stuck while shutting down, saying: systemd-shutdown[1] : waiting for process : tlp Here is a screenshot:
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TLP Wifi works BETTER on battery than on AC

I installed TLP a couple of months ago. (I was having a problem with my Bluetooth disconnecting after 3 seconds of inactivity, installing TLP and going to /etc/tlp.conf and changing ...
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How to use TLP to prevent overheating and conserve battery?

I recently installed TLP on my machine since it is recommended to stop overheating and conserve battery power, but I would like to know how to actually use it, configure it, start it, stop it, etc.
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TLP suspend my laptop everytime USB devices insterted when on battery

I'm using Kubuntu 21.10 in Acer 4736G laptop. After installing tlp, when on battery power, my laptop always suspends every time I insert a USB devices (printer, flashdrive, bluetooth) and sometimes it ...
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TLP tpacpi-bet (acpi_call) = inactive (kernel error)

Trying to use TLP to recalibrate the batteries on my thinkpad T470s. I am following the instructions here I am running Ubuntu 21.10, I have disabled secure boot in both the bios and using sudo ...
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TLP Battery charge mode: performance question

I've been reading about a good practice to install TLP to avoid battery being constantly overcharged. I therefore installed the daemon on my Huaweii X Mate Pro. Battery is recognised as far as I can ...
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Lenovo Battery Conservation mode fail

I've been trying to get battery conservation mode to work by doing the below, but ultimately I have been unable to get the setting to change from 0 to 1 Running kernel 5.11.0-37 Tried previous posted ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 - Power mode completely disappeared

I have been using Ubuntu 21.04 for a month now and I noticed not too long ago that the Power Mode selection completely disappeared from the Power tab in the settings. I was wondering if it had ...
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X1 Carbon Gen 8 can't change charge thresholds via TLP 1.3.1

I've got a new X1 gen8 with core i7 10510U CPU. I've installed Ubuntu 20.04 and tlp, were successfully changing charge levels up until this moment. I guess, I've installed some regular update and it ...
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TLP is not running on system startup after upgrading to Ubuntu 21.04+

TLP configurations is not applied on system startup after upgrading to Ubuntu 21.04. Reinstalling the package does not help. Inspecting TLP systemd unit tlp.service confirms the issue. $ systemctl ...
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Is there a known way to get the battery to stop charging at 60% with Ubuntu on a Lenovo g50-30?

I recently setup dual boot to Ubuntu on my Lenovo g50-30. One of the reasons for doing this was because I was getting annoyed that 'conversation mode' (using Lenovo Energy Manager) was being reset ...
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TLP package with Power Mode Settings in Ubuntu 21.04?

Should I uninstall the TLP package now that Ubuntu 21.04 includes Power Mode settings by default? In other words, will TLP interfere with the Power Mode settings; are they redundant? According to the ...
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Will TLP work with HWE kernel?

I'm currently on Ubuntu 20.04 and I'm using TLP to set the battery charge threshold on my ThinkPad. I've read around that now it should be possible to have kernel 5.8 with HWE, so I decided to switch ...
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Directories are looping when I boot from my old SSD Ubuntu via USB connection

I wanted to set charging thresholds on my Ideapad which does not have the tight integration with TLP that my old Thinkpad, from which I took the SSD to connect to my Ideapad, so I looked here: https://...
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Nvidia graphic not working fine in battery mode

I installed Nvidia graphic driver from "Additional Drivers" on my laptop. Everything works fine in AC Mode. when I switch to Battery Mode the system starts to lag. I tried to overcome this ...
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Does upower's CriticalPowerAction=HybridSleep interfere with tlp's recalibrate?

The tlp documentation describes tlp recalibrate as follows: sudo tlp recalibrate [ BAT0 | BAT1 ] This command works as follows: Resets the charge thresholds to factory defaults 96/100 % Discharges ...
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TLP does not drain battery when using thresholds

I'm using Thinkpad T460 with Debian Buster. I installed tlp and set the battery thresholds to start charging at 75% and stop at 85%. # Battery charge thresholds (ThinkPad only, tp-smapi or acpi-call ...
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Battery problems with HP Spectre x360 (2019) in Ubuntu 20.04

I have used Windows for around 7 months and I got around 7-15 hours battery life depends on the usage (Reading, Movies, Coding and etc.). I moved to Ubuntu everything is perfect except the battery ...
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Overheating of my laptop?

I am using a Lenovo Ideapad with a core i5 10th gen and nvidia mx250 graphics, dual booting Ubuntu 20.04LTS I don’t know why, but my laptop is overheating and I have tried using tlp but there is no ...
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TLP 1.3.1 issue in Thinkpad T490 with Ubuntu 18.04

I removed the Windows 10 Pro on my brand new Thinkpad T490 and installed my favorite Unbuntu (18.04). Well the transition was not as euphoric as I expected. While trying to find a work around for a ...
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Apply powertop settings

On the powertop page of archlinux wiki it says: There are two ways to automatically apply the suggested settings: Recommended: You can apply these settings at boot by using module parameters, udev ...
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Problem setting max charge threshold with tlp on thinkpad L590 on Ubuntu 20.04

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad L590 running Ubuntu 20.04. I want to use tlp to set charge threshold. However, it seems that there is a problem setting the max charge threshold: $ sudo tlp setcharge 65 75 ...
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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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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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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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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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