Last Updated on May 28, 2022
TLP is a must-have tool for anyone running Linux on a notebook or other device that doesn’t run from a mains electricity supply. And even desktops on an UPS can benefit from good power management.
TLP brings you the benefits of advanced power management for Linux without the need to understand every technical detail. TLP comes with a default configuration already optimized for battery life, so you can just install and forget it. Nevertheless TLP is highly customizable to fulfill your specific requirements.
You’ll forget you’re running TLP. It runs silently in the background conserving energy. You’ll probably only remember it’s running if it ever stops functioning.
TLP works on every laptop brand.
You shouldn’t use TLP in conjunction with other power management tools.
If you prefer a GUI front-end, there’s TLPUI, offering a GTK interface. It’s written in Python. But we’ve not tested the interface.
All the essential tools in this series:
|Essential System Tools
|Innovative, hardware-accelerated terminal emulator
|System cleaning software. Quick and easy way to service your computer
|Graphical process/system monitor for the terminal
|Monitor usage and stats for CPU, memory, disks, network and processes
|Versatile file searching software
|Partition and disk cloning software
|System profiler with both a GUI and text-based
|Find duplicate files, big files, empty files, similar images, and much more
|Data recovery tool, retrieving data from failing drives as safely as possible
|More intuitive version of du written in Rust
|Detect and fix counterfeit flash storage
|Ban hosts that cause multiple authentication errors
|Find or delete duplicate files
|Restrict the running environment of untrusted applications
|Cross-platform system monitoring tool written in Python
|Resize, copy, and move partitions without data
|NVIDIA graphics card utility
|System monitoring dashboard
|Turn machines on through Wake On LAN
|Command-line benchmarking tool
|Command-line system information tool that's a time-saver for everyone
|Query and display messages from the journal
|Manage Linux kernel modules with this text-based tool
|Advanced, twin-panel (commander-style) file manager
|System information tool written in Bash
|Network security tool that builds a "map" of the network
|Systems administrator, tuner, and benchmark tool
|Portable terminal file manager that's amazingly frugal
|Simple command-line snippet manager
|Graphical representation for traceroute and ping output
|Accurate reporting of software's memory consumption
|Multi-featured system monitor written in Python
|Reliable system restore tool
|Qt-based directory statistics
|Graphical User Interface for systemd’s journalctl
|Must-have tool for anyone running Linux on a notebook
|Console and graphical file synchronization software
|Strong disk encryption software
|Create bootable USB drive for ISO, WIM, IMG, VHD(x), EFI files
|Personal information dashboard for your terminal