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Why isn't TLP included by default?

asked 2018-06-15 14:49:59 -0500

revolucion09 gravatar image

My laptop's power usage went down from 14.0W idle to 5.0W idle. This is a huge improvement which, by doing nothing more than installing tlp (+masking some services and enabling tlp.service), I get more than twice battery life.

Is there a reason, counter-measure or bad side of tlp?

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I recently had to stop running tlp, because it was giving me a kernel OOPS after logging into the desktop. There was some bad interaction with amdgpu, whether or not I was even using the discrete AMD graphics card of my notebook PC.

tim8723 gravatar imagetim8723 ( 2018-06-16 08:06:34 -0500 )edit

I also had my own share of problems with using TLP, but I can't remember what they were. Maybe I'll try it again.

Rabin gravatar imageRabin ( 2018-06-16 15:28:04 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-06-16 21:05:44 -0500

abadrinath gravatar image

Often causes problems with wireless internet. Sometimes unpredictable. Doesn't always work well with proprietary hardware/software.

That said, it is still a fantastic tool and has worked for me in the past!

The reason it's not included by default is because it's "advanced power management." Advanced tools are often omitted from vanilla releases.

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