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Title: tlp
Post by: Degsy on August 19, 2013, 09:33:52 pm
Hi Mark,
as suggested new thread for tlp. I would be obliged if you could guide me through this installation as I have only ever done installs through the software centre.
Many thanks,
Degsy
Title: Re: tlp
Post by: Degsy on August 19, 2013, 09:51:30 pm
Actually Mark, managed to follow the instructions on the link you gave me and it seems to be working ok, will come back to you if I find any problems. Any comments etc that you think might be helpful will, of course, be gratefully received.

Cheers,
Degsy
Title: Re: tlp
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 10:03:46 pm
Yup nothing hard about installing TLP in peppermint 4 .. just a few commands

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp
then
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw smartmontools ethtool
then start it wth:
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sudo tlp start
and check it's running with:
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sudo tlp-stat

As long as (after a reboot) that last command returns

TLP power save = enabled

as part of the output, you're good to go .. your CPU should automagically get throttled back when not under load.



References:
http://www.noobslab.com/2013/07/how-to-improve-laptop-power-management.html (http://www.noobslab.com/2013/07/how-to-improve-laptop-power-management.html)
and/or here:
http://linrunner.de/en/tlp/docs/tlp-linux-advanced-power-management.html (http://linrunner.de/en/tlp/docs/tlp-linux-advanced-power-management.html)
Title: Re: tlp
Post by: Degsy on August 19, 2013, 10:11:59 pm
Yes, have rebooted and all working well. I am amazed at the difference in battery life since going to peppermint 4 from XP, I could hardly get a boot up using battery power under XP but now it lasts whilst using Pep 4. Really pleased with this and haven't booted XP since it was installed.

Degsy
Title: Re: tlp
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 19, 2013, 10:24:47 pm
Pleased to hear it :)
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