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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

TLP is an advanced power management tool for Linux. Here’s how to install the latest 1.0 release in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and derivatives via PPA.

TLP is a command line tool with automated background tasks. It comes with a default configuration (/etc/default/tlp) already optimized for battery life, so you may just install and forget it. Nevertheless TLP is highly customizable to fulfil your specific requirements.

How to Install TLP 1.0 in Ubuntu:

While Ubuntu Software only provide an old version, you can always install the latest TLP from its official PPA. So far Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, and Ubuntu 17.10 are supported.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcuts or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp

Input your password (no visual feedback) when it prompts and hit enter

2. If you’ve installed an old version for Ubuntu Software, launch Software Updater to upgrade it.

or simply run following commands one by one to install (or upgrade) TLP:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install tlp

Once installed, TLP runs silently as background tasks. You may change the default settings by editing /etc/default/tlp, or use command line tools to specify your requirement. Read the full documentation.

Uninstall:

To remove tlp, open terminal and run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove tlp

To remove the PPA, launch Software & Updates and navigate to ‘Other Software’ tab.