There is no dedicated TLP support forum yet. For general questions on how to install, configure or use TLP, please visit your favorite Linux forum. For ThinkPad battery specific issues please ask for advice in a ThinkPad or hardware oriented forum.


Before asking for support, please check Frequently Asked Questions and Troubleshooting Guide first.

Necessary Information

When asking for support, always provide the full output of

sudo tlp-stat

completed by the information with which power source – AC and/or battery – the problem occurs.

Bug Reports

Bug reports may be filed via the issue tracker.


Please read the Bug Reporting Howto first.


Submit corrections to this website via the tlp-doc GitHub repo.

Trace Mode

To examine suspected problems in TLP more closely, activate trace mode in Config Files:

TLP_DEBUG="arg bat disk lock nm path pm ps rf run sysfs udev usb"

The accumulated trace data may be read at any time with

sudo tlp-stat -T


In case the trace output is missing, you have to modify your syslog configuration. For rsyslogd create the file /etc/rsyslog.d/90-debug.conf* containing

news.none;mail.none -/var/log/debug

and restart the daemon

sudo /etc/init.d/rsyslog restart


No prerequisites, TLP uses journald for trace data.