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How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
« on: January 25, 2015, 11:31:07 PM »
 

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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?

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Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2015, 01:54:10 AM »
 

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Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2015, 02:45:17 AM »
 

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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?
 

Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2015, 03:00:47 AM »
 

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It does not require any further tweaking.

 

Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2015, 10:48:55 AM »
 

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From what I understand it is better to do further tweaking. Since the ThinkPad specific stuff is not active by default.
 

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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2015, 02:42:57 PM »
 

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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
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Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2015, 11:09:14 AM »
 

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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
 

Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2015, 11:39:52 AM »
 

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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

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  >:(
 

Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2015, 11:50:48 AM »
 

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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
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Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2015, 11:55:27 AM »
 

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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

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.
 

Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2015, 12:07:05 PM »
 

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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
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Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2015, 12:42:24 PM »
 

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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

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
 

Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2015, 07:01:27 AM »
 

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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2015, 07:46:16 AM »
 

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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.
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Re: How to set up TLP power manager on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430?
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2015, 09:19:27 AM »
 

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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
 


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