Tools to Measure and Improve Battery Life on Thinkpads in Linux

Here are some tools to start measuring and improving battery life in Linux.

Measuring Power Performance


Working with Power Settings

Tool to help set optimal battery settings:

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To summarize, install using apt-get:

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

Optionall for ThinkPad:

sudo apt-get install tp-smapi-dkms acpi-call-tools

Start the Service:

sudo tlp start