- 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.
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
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.
When using a kernel from Buster backports, you must install acpi-call-dkms from backports too:
apt -t buster-backports install acpi-call-dkms
Otherwise the DKMS build will fail.
- Refer to Which kernel module do I need for my hardware? for details
- You must disable Secure Boot to use the ThinkPad specific packages