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17.02.2022 - How can I use Battery Care with my Laptop?

TLP includes battery charge thresholds for Lenovo (and IBM) ThinkPads from the very beginning. That remained so for a long time. Recently - with version 1.4 and 1.5 - numerous vendors have been added: ASUS, Huawei, LG, Lenovo (non-ThinkPad series), Samsung and Sony.

The charge control options of the newly supported hardware vary greatly depending on the vendor (or brand). The new article Battery Care Vendor Specifics explains configuration and prerequisites in detail.

Enjoy :-)

07.01.2022 - TLP 1.5 released

Happy New Year!

The final release of TLP 1.5 is out. New features are:

  • Charge threshold support for Sony laptops

  • Use the new kernel interface for recalibration of ThinkPad batteries (new sysfs node charge_behaviour), which will make the external kernel module acpi_call obsolete; expected to appear with kernel 5.17

  • Support for switching NFC devices (new command nfc on|off)

Check the release notes and the complete changelog for details.

Release packages are provided via the repositories of your distribution.

A big thanks to all contributors, testers and bug reporters!

Have fun :-)

20.12.2021 - TLP 1.5 Beta 1 released

In preparation for the next feature release today I publish the first beta of TLP 1.5. The following features are included:

  • Charge threshold support for Sony laptops

  • Preparation for the upcoming kernel interface for recalibration of ThinkPad batteries, which will make the external kernel module acpi_call obsolete

  • Support for switching NFC devices (new command nfc on|off)

For a quick glance check the release notes or see the changelog for details on features and bugfixes.

Call for Testers

As with every upcoming release I need help to complete the test coverage. So I’m reaching out to the community of Linux users to test new and existing functionality on their hardware.

Check the beta page for instructions and packages matching your distribution - then join the testers.

24.09.2021 - TLP 1.4 released

After a successful beta test, I am proud to present the final release of TLP 1.4 to you today. The release is packed with awesome new features, I would like to list only the highlights here:

  • Extended charge threshold support for laptops with a suitable kernel driver: ASUS, Huawei, LG, Lenovo (non-ThinkPad series), Samsung

  • Select a platform profile to control system operating characteristics around power/performance levels, thermal and fan speed

  • Enable Intel CPU HWP dynamic boost

Check the release notes and the complete changelog for all the details on features and bugfixes.

Release packages are provided via the repositories of your distribution.

A big thanks to all contributors, testers and bug reporters!

Have fun :-)

09.09.2021 - TLP 1.4 Beta 2 released / Call for Testers

Beta 2 accumulates all corrections from the preceding test. Check the release notes for details on the bugfixes.

Call for Testers

A big thanks to all beta 1 testers and bug reporters!

You are now called upon to review beta 2. New testers are welcome as well. Check the beta page for instructions and packages matching your distribution.

Enjoy :-)

29.07.2021 - TLP 1.4 Beta 1 released / Call for Testers

Concluding an intensive development cycle I present to you the first beta of TLP 1.4 - packed with awesome new features. Among the highlights are:

  • Extended charge threshold support for laptops with a suitable kernel driver: ASUS, Huawei, LG, Lenovo (non-ThinkPad series), Samsung

  • Select a platform profile to control system operating characteristics around power/performance levels, thermal and fan speed

  • Enable Intel CPU HWP dynamic boost

For a quick glance check the release notes or see the changelog for details on features and bugfixes.

Call for Testers

As with every upcoming release I need help to complete the test coverage. So I’m reaching out to the community of Linux users to test new and existing functionality on their hardware.

Check the beta page for instructions and packages matching your distribution - then join the testers.

Have fun :-)