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TLP and Xfce Power Manager - conflicts? [solved]
« on: August 02, 2018, 03:07:21 pm »
I not sure if the Xfce Power Manager is allowing me to make full use of my laptop battery. So I installed TLP. I haven't noticed any conflicts yet, but I am wondering if I should consider removing one of these apps.

In case you are wondering, I don't know yet if TLP makes any difference. The estimated battery life does appear to be longer.

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System:    Host: TP-X240 Kernel: 4.15.0-29-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: laptop System: LENOVO product: 20AL008XUS v: ThinkPad X240 serial: N/A
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 20AL008XUS v: 0B98401 WIN serial: N/A
           UEFI: LENOVO v: GIET81WW (2.31 ) date: 06/16/2015
Battery    BAT0: charge: 10.3 Wh 56.7% condition: 18.2/23.2 Wh (78%)
           BAT1: charge: 0.9 Wh 5.2% condition: 17.4/23.5 Wh (74%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-4200U (-MT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2600 MHz 1: 1261 MHz 2: 1428 MHz 3: 1329 MHz 4: 1205 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.11hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA v: k4.15.0-29-generic
           Card-2 Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection I218-LM driver: e1000e
           IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 144.0GB (8.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_MZ7PA128 size: 128.0GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: SanDisk_SSD_U110 size: 16.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 14G used: 7.0G (56%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2
           ID-2: /home size: 105G used: 893M (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.17GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 4103
Info:      Processes: 201 Uptime: 3:15 Memory: 1822.3/7856.4MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56
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Re: TLP and Xfce Power Manager - conflicts?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2018, 04:14:49 pm »
They should NOT conflict.
I always have tlp installed, it usually gives me 60 - 90 min longer battery life.
Also, I usually reduce screen brightness to 60 - 70%
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Re: TLP and Xfce Power Manager - conflicts?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2018, 04:18:55 pm »
Thanks, pin!

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Re: TLP and Xfce Power Manager - conflicts? [solved]
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2018, 12:20:42 pm »
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Have you tried comparing with/without TLP recently ?

I thought I'd read most of what TLP did was absorbed into the kernel a while back.
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Re: TLP and Xfce Power Manager - conflicts? [solved]
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2018, 01:50:35 pm »
@pin

Have you tried comparing with/without TLP recently ?

I thought I'd read most of what TLP did was absorbed into the kernel a while back.
Nope! My comparison is from PM7 time and on Void.
Don't know if that's recent enough?