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:AUR, AUR.
Read the the full documentation at the project homepage.
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
Important: if you want to use tlp-rdw – which in turn requires NetworkManager – it is mandatory to enable the corresponding service:
# systemctl enable NetworkManager-dispatcher.service
After successful installation, TLP starts automatically on every boot.
The config file is located at
The default configuration provides optimized power saving out of the box. For a full list of options see: TLP Configuration.
- TLP - Linux Advanced Power Management - Project homepage & documentation