From the project page:
- TLP brings you the benefits of advanced power management for Linux without the need to understand every technical detail. TLP comes with a default configuration already optimized for battery life, so you may just install and forget it. Nevertheless TLP is highly customizable to fulfill your specific requirements.
To complete TLP's install, you must enable the systemd services
tlp-sleep.service. You should also disable the systemd service
systemd-rfkill.service to avoid conflicts and assure proper operation of TLP's radio device switching options.
NetworkManager.serviceif it is available: FS#43733. Should you use a different network manager, edit
tlp.serviceto remove the service from
Wants=, or mask it.
For advanced battery functions, i.e. charge thresholds and recalibration, install the following package(s):
- – needed for X220, T420 and older models
- – needed for X220, T420 and newer models
After installation TLP will be automatically activated upon system start. To start it immediately without reboot or to apply changed settings, use:
# tlp start
The configuration file is located at
/etc/default/tlp and provides a "largely" optimized power saving by default. For a full explanation of options see: TLP configuration.
To avoid filesystem corruption on btrfs formatted partitions, set:
Radio Device Wizard
The Radio Device Wizard allows a more sophisticated management of radio devices depending on network connect/disconnect events. It requires NetworkManager, and enabling
See TLP configuration for details.
TLP provides several command line tools. See TLP commands.
Features intentionally excluded
- Backlight brightness. See Backlight
- TLP - Linux Advanced Power Management - Project homepage & documentation.