How To Install PowerTOP 2.6.1 On Ubuntu 14.04, OpenSUSE 13.1, OpenSUSE 12.3 And Derivatives

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, PowerTOP is an open-source command-line tool for diagnosing the power consumption issues, ranging from software applications to active components in the system. Also, it provides an interactive mode for experimenting various power management settings.

The latest version available is PowerTOP 2.6.1, which brings only a bunch of fixes.

how to install PowerTOP 2.6.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, OpenSUSE 13.1 and OpenSUSE 12.3.

In this article I will show you how to install PowerTOP 2.6.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, OpenSUSE 13.1 and OpenSUSE 12.3.

Follow the instructions for your system exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install PowerTOP 2.6.1 on Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Elementary OS 0.3, Deepin 2014 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems:

For Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems, PowerTOP 2.6.1 is available via PPA, so installing it is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the powertop package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tsvetko.tsvetkov/trusty-backports
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install powertop

Optional, to remove powertop, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove powertop

How to install PowerTOP 2.6.1 on OpenSUSE 13.1 systems:

PowerTOP 2.6.1 is available via some third party repository for OpenSUSE 13.1, so we have to add the repository to our system, update the local repository index and install the powertop package:

$ sudo wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/happenpappen/openSUSE_13.1/home:happenpappen.repo -O /etc/zypp/repos.d/home:happenpappen.repo
$ sudo zypper refresh
$ sudo zypper install powertop

Optional, to remove powertop, do:

$ sudo zypper remove powertop

How to install PowerTOP 2.6.1 on OpenSUSE 12.3 systems:

PowerTOP 2.6.1 is available via some third party repository for OpenSUSE 12.3, so we have to add the repository to our system, update the local repository index and install the powertop package:

$ sudo wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/happenpappen/openSUSE_12.3/home:happenpappen.repo -O /etc/zypp/repos.d/home:happenpappen.repo
$ sudo zypper refresh
$ sudo zypper install powertop

Optional, to remove powertop, do:

$ sudo zypper remove powertop

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