Ubuntu

Scope:

  • Officially supported Ubuntu releases
  • Corresponding Linux Mint releases but not LMDE – refer to Debian instead

Package Repository

Add the TLP-PPA to your package sources with the commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp
sudo apt update

Note

TLP and ThinkPad-related packages below are available via the official Ubuntu repository. Nevertheless it is recommended to use the PPA to stay with the latest TLP version.

Package Installation

Install the following packages

  • tlp (PPA or universe) – Power saving
  • tlp-rdw (PPA or universe) – optional – Radio Device Wizard

either with your favorite package manager or the command:

sudo apt install tlp tlp-rdw

ThinkPads only

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 (universe) – optional – External kernel module providing battery charge thresholds and recalibration for newer ThinkPads (X220/T420 and later)
  • tp-smapi-dkms (PPA or universe) – 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

sudo apt install acpi-call-dkms tp-smapi-dkms

omitting the one not required by your hardware.

See also