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Power saving made easy (TLP)

by joekamprad


for more info: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/TLP

Install TLP from the official repositories – pay attention to its optional dependencies that may help provide additional power saving:

  • acpi_call: ThinkPad battery functions, Sandy Bridge and newer
  • bash-completion: Bash completion
  • ethtool: Disable Wake On Lan
  • lsb-release: Display LSB release version in tlp-stat
  • smartmontools: Display S.M.A.R.T. data in tlp-stat
  • tp_smapi: ThinkPad battery functions
  • x86_energy_perf_policy: Set energy versus performance policy on x86 processors

sudo pacman -S tlp

To complete TLP’s install, you must enable the systemd service tlp.service:

sudo systemctl enable tlp.service

You should also mask the systemd service systemd-rfkill.service and socket systemd-rfkill.socket to avoid conflicts and assure proper operation of TLP’s radio device switching options.

sudo systemctl mask systemd-rfkill.service systemd-rfkill.socket


reboot your machine and you are fine.

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