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TLP power management

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:57 am
by MurphCID
I just saw this, and I am not getting the battery life I want on my linux laptop (HP Spectre x360 13.3" 2017 model), does it work with Mint (it says it works with Ubuntu)? And more importantly, does it work as claimed, giving you extra battery life?

Re: TLP power management

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:59 am
by dark
Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku0491LfhR4

There's also GUI for TLP if you need it: https://github.com/d4nj1/TLPUI

Re: TLP power management

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:03 am
by MurphCID
Thank you. I am watching it now.

Re: TLP power management

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:05 am
by Moem
It can be installed from the Software Manager in Mint. And yes, it makes a difference.

Re: TLP power management

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:10 am
by MurphCID
Once again proving how wonderful this board is, answered within seconds! Thanks guys.

Re: TLP power management

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:23 pm
by MurphCID
Wow, I installed it, configured it like the video showed and now instead of 3-4 hours, I show over 7 hours of battery life!

Re: TLP power management

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:30 am
by ud6
dark wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:59 am
Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku0491LfhR4

There's also GUI for TLP if you need it: https://github.com/d4nj1/TLPUI
Thanks for the TLP GUI! never realised it had one.

Being in an area subject to power outages I a big fan of TLP and also the 'indicator-cpufreq' applet from software sources.

Re: TLP power management

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:02 pm
by MurphCID
ud6 wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:30 am
dark wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:59 am
Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku0491LfhR4

There's also GUI for TLP if you need it: https://github.com/d4nj1/TLPUI
Thanks for the TLP GUI! never realised it had one.

Being in an area subject to power outages I a big fan of TLP and also the 'indicator-cpufreq' applet from software sources.
Do you have to have an account? I could not seem to get it to download.

Re: TLP power management

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:57 am
by dark
MurphCID wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:02 pm
ud6 wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:30 am
dark wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:59 am
Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku0491LfhR4

There's also GUI for TLP if you need it: https://github.com/d4nj1/TLPUI
Thanks for the TLP GUI! never realised it had one.

Being in an area subject to power outages I a big fan of TLP and also the 'indicator-cpufreq' applet from software sources.
Do you have to have an account? I could not seem to get it to download.
https://github.com/d4nj1/TLPUI/archive/master.zip
Extract it after download.
Open the extracted folder.
Right click and open terminal.
sudo python3 -m tlpui

Re: TLP power management

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:13 am
by MurphCID
Thank you.

Re: TLP power management

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:19 am
by Moem
dark wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:57 am
https://github.com/d4nj1/TLPUI/archive/master.zip
Extract it after download.
Open the extracted folder.
Right click and open terminal.
sudo python3 -m tlpui
That works... but after I close it, how do I start it again? Is there any non-terminal way? It seems rather clumsy to open a terminal in order to open a GUI program, so there is probably an easier way.

Re: TLP power management

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:03 am
by MurphCID
Moem wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:19 am
dark wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:57 am
https://github.com/d4nj1/TLPUI/archive/master.zip
Extract it after download.
Open the extracted folder.
Right click and open terminal.
sudo python3 -m tlpui
That works... but after I close it, how do I start it again? Is there any non-terminal way? It seems rather clumsy to open a terminal in order to open a GUI program, so there is probably an easier way.
Oh heck, I did not try that, good point.

Re: TLP power management

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:21 am
by dark
Moem wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:19 am
dark wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:57 am
https://github.com/d4nj1/TLPUI/archive/master.zip
Extract it after download.
Open the extracted folder.
Right click and open terminal.
sudo python3 -m tlpui
That works... but after I close it, how do I start it again? Is there any non-terminal way? It seems rather clumsy to open a terminal in order to open a GUI program, so there is probably an easier way.
Found a way.

Open text editor of your choice.
Copy/paste this:

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#!/bin/sh
cd ./TLPUI-master
python3 -m tlpui
Save file as tlpui.sh
Copy/paste tlpui.sh to TLPUI-master folder.
Make tlpui.sh executable from Properties > Permissions.
Double click tlpui.sh to run TLPUI GUI.

Re: TLP power management

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:26 am
by Moem
Thanks. Not exactly the kind of thing I had in mind, but I'm sure some people will find it useful.

Re: TLP power management

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:10 am
by MurphCID
Moem wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:26 am
Thanks. Not exactly the kind of thing I had in mind, but I'm sure some people will find it useful.
Agreed.

Re: TLP power management

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:01 am
by MurphCID
I reloaded Mint 19.2 on my wife's old one (I had to reinstall Windows to update the BIOS), and the power management seems better than it was before, and I have not re-installed TLP yet. Has there been a change in batter power management under 19.2 that I missed?

Re: TLP power management

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:07 am
by kc1di
If you want a good gui and some control over your battery life, slimbook makes an ubuntu/mint battery saver that really works.
Just follow the instructions here.
https://mintguide.org/tools/914-slimboo ... power.html It works with xfce also.
Good Luck.

Re: TLP power management

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:51 am
by MurphCID
kc1di wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:07 am
If you want a good gui and some control over your battery life, slimbook makes an ubuntu/mint battery saver that really works.
Just follow the instructions here.
https://mintguide.org/tools/914-slimboo ... power.html It works with xfce also.
Good Luck.
I am going to try this!

Re: TLP power management

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:41 am
by kc1di
Good Luck and enjoy.