Power saving tool TLP 1.6 is Finally Released

After a month of Beta testing, the popular power saving tool TLP 1.6 finally goes official.

TLP 1.6 comes with some big new features! They include ‘Battery Care’ (charge thresholds) support for System76 and Toshiba/Dynabook laptops; Energy performance preference policy support for AMD Zen 2 or newer CPUs; ‘MEM_SLEEP_ON_AC/BAT’ to change system suspend mode (deep, s2idle); and option to set CPU scaling driver operation mode.

Other changes in TLP 1.6 include:

  • Properly detect librebooted thinkpads.
  • ZSH command completion

For more details, see the github changelog page.

How to Get TLP 1.6 in your Linux

For the release note, as well as the source code go to:

For Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and their based systems, there’s also an official PPA available. Which, so far supports Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 23.04, and Ubuntu 23.10.

Just open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the commands below one by one to add the PPA and TLP:

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

After installation, just forget it, the default settings are already optimized for battery life. Or, you may run man tlp to get command line options, or edit /etc/tlp.conf to configure it for your specific requirements.

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