I recently moved from Windows to Ubuntu and I really loved the way Windows elongates by battery with Battery Saver.

On Ubuntu, my battery lasts halve the time it does on Windows and this is affecting my productivity.

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In Ubuntu , you need to install TLP ( Linux Advanced Power Management Tool) to extends your battery life

By Default Ubuntu will eat more battery than windows OS

Add the TLP-PPA to your package sources with the commands:

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

Package Install

Install the following packages:

  • tlp (PPA or universe) – Power saving
  • tlp-rdw (PPA or universe) – optional, Radio Device Wizard
  • tp-smapi-dkms (universe) – optional ThinkPad only, tp-smapi is needed for battery charge thresholds and ThinkPad specific status output of tlp-stat
  • acpi-call-dkms (PPA or universe) – optional ThinkPad only, acpi-call is needed for battery charge thresholds on Sandy Bridge and newer models (X220/T420, X230/T430 et al.)

The above packages may be installed via package management tools (Ubuntu Software Center, Synaptic, …) or terminal command:

sudo apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw


ThinkPads require an additional:

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

TLP will start automatically. To avoid having to restart the system, the first time you can start it manually by using the following command:

sudo tlp start

Use the tlp-stat terminal command to check if TLP is working properly

sudo tlp-stat

and check the output

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