Install Laptop Mode Tools 1.68.1 in Ubuntu 15.10

Laptop Mode Tools, power saving tool for Linux laptop, got a new release two days ago. Here’s how to install/upgrade it in Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, and Ubuntu 14.04. This is a point release of Laptop Mode Tools 1.68 that updates details about runtime-pm in manpage, reverts “Drop out reload” feature, offers a more descriptive… Continue reading Install Laptop Mode Tools 1.68.1 in Ubuntu 15.10

Install Laptop Mode Tools 1.67 To Save Power in Ubuntu

Laptop Mode Tools, a Linux power-saving package, gets an update recently with many important bug-fixes. All users are recommended to upgrade to the new release. Laptop Mode Tools controls the “laptop mode” feature of the Linux kernel. It saves power by spinning down hard drives, and in addition, it can be configured to tweak all… Continue reading Install Laptop Mode Tools 1.67 To Save Power in Ubuntu

Laptop Power Saving: Enable Laptop Mode in Ubuntu

Laptop mode is a kernel “mode” that allows you to extend the battery life of your laptop. It does this by making disk write activity “bursty”, so that only reads of uncached data result in a disk spinup. It causes a significant improvement in battery life (for usage patterns that allow it). Laptop Mode Tools… Continue reading Laptop Power Saving: Enable Laptop Mode in Ubuntu