What does TLP stand for?

TLP is not an acronym, it’s just a three-letter name.

Features excluded from TLP intentionally

  • Backlight brightness: this would conflict with existing desktop functionality such as the GNOME power manager
  • Fan Control: third party tools exist, thinkfan for example
  • Hooks for arbitrary user scripts: support reasons speak against it
  • ThinkPad battery balancing i.e. selecting the active battery: the Lenovo firmware offers no way to do this, neither manual nor automatic
  • Undervolting for Intel Core i CPUs: there’s plenty of third party tools