Laptop battery / fan management

[Category: Linux]


Fan control

To optimize the fan and cooling you should use TLP (Linux Advanced Power Management)

  • Setup
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw
  • Reboot
  • Start the service
sudo tlp start

apt-get install thermald

Tool to adjust the frequency

apt-get install indicator-cpufreq

Go to Panel > Add indicator applet

Add sensors

sudo apt-get install lm-sensors hddtemp
sudo sensors-detect
sudo apt-get install psensor