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'''tlp''' is set of powersaving-scripts for Lenovo/IBM ThinkPads (c), which handle powersaving options according to the current power source. It was originally written by linrunner for Ubuntu.  
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[[Category:Power management]]
A port is available at the [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=48464l AUR]. Although it is written for ThinkPads, it should work on other laptops as well, but without ThinkPad specific functions. Some features are:
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'''TLP''' is an advanced power management tool for Linux. It is a pure command line tool with
# Kernel-Laptop-Mode and timouts for writeback of the filesystembuffer to hard disk
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automated background tasks and does not contain a GUI.  
# Advanced Power Management Level per hard disk
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# I/O scheduler per hard disk
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TLP is available in the AUR: {{aur|tlp}}, {{aur|tlp-rdw}}.  
# SATA Aggressive Link Power Management (ALPM)
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# Wifi powersaving mode for wifi-cards with iwlagn driver
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== Features ==
# battery-charging thresholds on some ThinkPads with (optionally) tp_smapi
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Read the the full documentation at the [http://linrunner.de/tlp project homepage].
# and some more...
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== Installation ==
 
== Installation ==
Just install it from the [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=48464l AUR].
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Install the following packages plus dependencies:
After successful installation, you can start tlp by typing ''as root/with sudo'':
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* [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/tlp/ tlp] (AUR) – Power saving
tlp start
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* [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/tlp-rdw/ tlp-rdw] (AUR) – optional, Radio Device Wizard
To start tlp as a deamon, add '''tlp''' to the DEAMONS section in {{Filename|/etc/rc.conf}}
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* [[Tp_smapi|tp_smapi]] (Community) – optional ''ThinkPad only'', tp-smapi is needed for battery charge thresholds and ThinkPad specific status output of tlp-stat
  DEAMONS=( ... '''tlp''' ...)
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* [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/acpi_call-git/ acpi_call-git] (AUR) – optional ''ThinkPad only'', acpi_call is needed for battery charge thresholds on Sandy Bridge and newer models (X220/T420, X230/T430 et al.)
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After package installation it is mandatory to enable both contained services via:
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  # systemctl enable tlp
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# systemctl enable tlp-sleep.service
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== Start ==
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After successful installation, TLP starts automatically on every boot.
  
 
== Configuration ==
 
== Configuration ==
The config-file is located at {{Filename|/etc/default/tlp}}. To make use of the battery-charging option, install and configure [[Tp_smapi]].  
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The config file is located at {{ic|/etc/default/tlp}}.  
A full list of Options is documented here: [http://thinkpad-wiki.org/TLP_-_Stromspareinstellungen_fuer_Ubuntu www.thinkpad-wiki.org] (currently only in German language)
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The default configuration provides optimized power saving out of the box. For a full list of options see: [http://linrunner.de/en/tlp/docs/tlp-configuration.html TLP Configuration].
  
== Wifi ==
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To make use of the ThinkPad-specific battery options, install and configure [[Tp_smapi|tp_smapi]] and/or [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/dkms-acpi_call-git/ acpi_call] (see [[TLP#Installation|Installation]]).  
Some intel wifi cards require to set their powersaving options '''after''' establishing connection. Therefore the original version of tlp adds a script to {{Filename|/etc/network/if-up.d/}}, which itself calls (''as root'')
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tlp wifi $IFACE
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where '''$IFACE''' is the current Interface (e.g. wlan0). In Arch Linux, there is no such possibility by default. If you own a wifi card, which is not supported out of the box, please use the post-up methods of your preferred networking manager (like [[netcfg]] oder [[NetworkManager]]).
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If tlp sets the powersaving options properly on ac-state changed, you do not need to change anything. Check this, by issuing the following command twice, before and after unplugging your ac adapter:
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== External Links ==
iwconfig | grep "Power Management"
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* [http://linrunner.de/tlp TLP - Linux Advanced Power Management] - Project homepage & documentation

Revision as of 22:43, 18 August 2013

TLP is an advanced power management tool for Linux. It is a pure command line tool with automated background tasks and does not contain a GUI.

TLP is available in the AUR: tlpAUR, tlp-rdwAUR.

Features

Read the the full documentation at the project homepage.

Installation

Install the following packages plus dependencies:

  • tlp (AUR) – Power saving
  • tlp-rdw (AUR) – optional, Radio Device Wizard
  • tp_smapi (Community) – optional ThinkPad only, tp-smapi is needed for battery charge thresholds and ThinkPad specific status output of tlp-stat
  • acpi_call-git (AUR) – optional ThinkPad only, acpi_call is needed for battery charge thresholds on Sandy Bridge and newer models (X220/T420, X230/T430 et al.)

After package installation it is mandatory to enable both contained services via:

# systemctl enable tlp
# systemctl enable tlp-sleep.service

Start

After successful installation, TLP starts automatically on every boot.

Configuration

The config file is located at /etc/default/tlp.

The default configuration provides optimized power saving out of the box. For a full list of options see: TLP Configuration.

To make use of the ThinkPad-specific battery options, install and configure tp_smapi and/or acpi_call (see Installation).

External Links