How to Install Battery Saving Tool TLP 1.3 Beta in Ubuntu 18.04/19.10

January 10, 2020 — Leave a comment

TLP

TLP, an advanced power management tool for Linux, released version 1.3 beta for testing. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, and Ubuntu 20.04.

If you’re just looking for how to save your Ubuntu laptop battery life, simply open terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard and install the stable version of TLP by running command:

sudo apt install tlp

This command line tool comes with a default configuration already optimized for battery life, so you may just forget it afterwards.

TLP 1.3 Beta comes with new configuration scheme. System wide user configuration file /etc/default/tlp is replaced by /etc/tlp.conf. And settings are read in the following order:

  1. Intrinsic defaults
  2. /etc/tlp.d/ – Drop-in customizations
  3. /etc/tlp.conf – User configuration

For more about the beta release, see the github releases page.

How to Install TLP 1.3 Beta in Ubuntu:

The software has an official PPA repository for the beta releases. So for, it supports for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, and Ubuntu 20.04.

1.) Open terminal either from application launcher or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp-beta

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

2.) If you already installed an old version, open Software Updater and upgrade the package.

Or run command in terminal:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install tlp

Uninstall:

You can run command in terminal to purge the PPA which also downgrade TLP to the stable version available in Ubuntu main repository:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:linrunner/tlp-beta

To completely remove the TLP power management tool, run command:

sudo apt remove tlp tlp-rdw

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