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Title: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
Post by: vaikus84 on January 25, 2015, 11:31:07 PM
Hello Fellow lappy users

What would be the best way for tweaking TLP power manager under Linux Lite 2.2 64 bit? Do I need to disable some tweaks that could conflict with it?

The goal is to have balanced usage and power consumption and to generate less heat with my lappy.

Do I need to post some hardware info and what would those commands be?

Thank you in advance,
vaikus84
Title: Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
Post by: Jerry on January 26, 2015, 01:54:10 AM
Install using this - http://sourcedigit.com/12715-install-tlp-ubuntu-14-04-reduce-overheating-increase-battery-life/ It does not require any further tweaking.
Title: Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
Post by: vaikus84 on January 26, 2015, 02:45:17 AM
Install using this - http://sourcedigit.com/12715-install-tlp-ubuntu-14-04-reduce-overheating-increase-battery-life/ It does not require any further tweaking.

Thanks Jerry.
Any further links on how to configure the TLP script specifically for ThinkPad T430?
Title: Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
Post by: Jerry on January 26, 2015, 03:00:47 AM
It does not require any further tweaking.

Title: Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
Post by: vaikus84 on January 26, 2015, 10:48:55 AM
From what I understand it is better to do further tweaking. Since the ThinkPad specific stuff is not active by default.
Title: Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
Post by: Wirezfree on January 26, 2015, 02:42:57 PM
Hi,

I think you may find better guidance on some of the Hardware specific forums, like:

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/Thinkpad-T430-driver-for-Linux/td-p/1667823 (https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/Thinkpad-T430-driver-for-Linux/td-p/1667823)
Title: Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
Post by: Scott on February 05, 2015, 11:09:14 AM
A new version of TLP was released recently...

Advanced Power Management Tool `TLP` Sees New Release
http://www.webupd8.org/2015/02/advanced-power-management-tool-tlp-sees.html (http://www.webupd8.org/2015/02/advanced-power-management-tool-tlp-sees.html)
Title: Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
Post by: vaikus84 on February 05, 2015, 11:39:52 AM
A new version of TLP was released recently...

Advanced Power Management Tool `TLP` Sees New Release
http://www.webupd8.org/2015/02/advanced-power-management-tool-tlp-sees.html (http://www.webupd8.org/2015/02/advanced-power-management-tool-tlp-sees.html)

Thank you for notfying. I have version 0.7.0 installed.
Can't get acpi-call and tpacpi-bat to work though. Going mad over this here  >:(
Title: Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
Post by: Wirezfree on February 05, 2015, 11:50:48 AM
Googling shows a lot on the subject
This link gives some guidance,
BUT of interest there is a note about a problem with Thinkpad Firmware and charging not a TLP issue:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/542779/charging-ignores-tlp-settings (http://askubuntu.com/questions/542779/charging-ignores-tlp-settings)
Title: Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
Post by: vaikus84 on February 05, 2015, 11:55:27 AM
Googling shows a lot on the subject
This link gives some guidance,
BUT of interest there is a note about a problem with Thinkpad Firmware and charging not a TLP issue:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/542779/charging-ignores-tlp-settings (http://askubuntu.com/questions/542779/charging-ignores-tlp-settings)

Since TLP version 0.7.0 acpi-call and tpacpi-bat also can do the trick for battery tresholds.
I installed the packages but no result. They don't seem to have the right folder structure made into the filesystem.
Title: Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
Post by: Wirezfree on February 05, 2015, 12:07:05 PM
Hi,

I found on this page the note:
Incompatible models on which tp smapi generally does not work:
T430's
http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/TP-SMAPI (http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/TP-SMAPI)
Title: Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
Post by: vaikus84 on February 05, 2015, 12:42:24 PM
Hi,

I found on this page the note:
Incompatible models on which tp smapi generally does not work:
T430's
http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/TP-SMAPI (http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/TP-SMAPI)

Quote
tpacpi-bat Tool for extended battery functions on Sandy Bridge ThinkPads (X220 / T420) and later models

There seems to be a manual kind of solution for installing "acpi-call".

But I want it to be automatic, since manually installed stuff breaks after a while.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2148044 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2148044)
Title: Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
Post by: vaikus84 on February 08, 2015, 07:01:27 AM
Any idea guys and girls?
Title: Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
Post by: Wirezfree on February 08, 2015, 07:46:16 AM
Hi vaikus84,

I've not seen anybody on the forum with the Thinkpad T430
So I think you may get better help on one of the Thinkpad focused forums.

I have a pretty recent HP Laptop ~ TS13, I installed TLP and that was it, never even looked at config options.
All I do know based on how it was before TLP, it runs @ 5C ~ 6C cooler, and battery life is @ 40 mins longer.
Title: Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
Post by: vaikus84 on February 08, 2015, 09:19:27 AM
Hi vaikus84,

I've not seen anybody on the forum with the Thinkpad T430
So I think you may get better help on one of the Thinkpad focused forums.

I have a pretty recent HP Laptop ~ TS13, I installed TLP and that was it, never even looked at config options.
All I do know based on how it was before TLP, it runs @ 5C ~ 6C cooler, and battery life is @ 40 mins longer.

That's a good sign for you. But as far as I know. Linux always without exception needs at least some form of tweaking. That goes for almost every package or system there is for it. At least that's my experience. And I have posted these questions in LinuxQuestions.org
Title: Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
Post by: vaikus84 on March 06, 2015, 11:32:22 PM
I did e fresh install with acpi-call-dkms + tpacpi-bat and it works. A big no no here is to install tm-smapi when you have a Lenovo Thinkpad T430 or later.
At least for now.

Note! Changes to tp-smapi can be tracked here! https://github.com/evgeni/tp_smapi (https://github.com/evgeni/tp_smapi)
         Changes to tpacpi-bat can be tracked here! https://github.com/teleshoes/tpacpi-bat (https://github.com/teleshoes/tpacpi-bat)