Ubuntu 16 LTS Extend Battery Life and Improvement Tips

By May 3, 2016Configurations, Tips

These quick changes increased my battery life from 5-6 hours to well over 10 hours with a Thinkpad X250.  I would highly recommend these for any mobile Ubuntu install.


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw

(For thinkpads continue with)

sudo apt-get install tp-smapi-dkms acpitool


Now update your TLP file with

[raw]gksudo gedit /etc/default/tlp[/raw]

Finally Add Powertop


sudo apt-get install powertop

sudo powertop –auto-tune

sudo powertop



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