- Debian oldstable, stable, testing and unstable
- Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE)
Execute the commands below in a root shell.
Debian stable, testing and unstable¶
TLP and ThinkPad-related packages below are available via the official Debian repository.
Debian 10.0 “Buster” and 9.0 “Stretch”¶
Newer TLP packages are available via Debian Backports.
Add the line matching your Debian version to your /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian buster-backports main deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian stretch-backports-sloppy main
Update package data:
Install the following packages
- tlp (main) – Power saving
- tlp-rdw (main) – optional – Radio Device Wizard
either with your favorite package manager or the command:
apt install tlp tlp-rdw
For Debian Backports use:
apt -t buster-backports install tlp tlp-rdw
apt -t stretch-backports-sloppy install tlp tlp-rdw
Depending on your model and kernel version external kernel module(s) are required to provide battery charge thresholds and recalibration.
The output of tlp-stat -b (version 1.2.2 or higher recommended) will guide you which package to install:
- acpi-call-dkms (main) – optional – External kernel module providing battery charge thresholds and recalibration for newer ThinkPads (X220/T420 and later)
- tp-smapi-dkms (main) – optional – External kernel module providing battery charge thresholds, recalibration and specific tlp-stat -b output for older ThinkPads
Install them either with your favorite package manager or the command
apt install acpi-call-dkms tp-smapi-dkms
omitting the one not required by your hardware.
- Refer to Which kernel module do I need for my hardware? for details
- You must disable Secure Boot to use the ThinkPad specific packages