Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Laptop Mode Tools is an application that enables the users to extend their battery life by enabling the Laptop Mode Linux Kernel and doing a bunch other tweaks.
Laptop Mode Tools 1.64 is the first version of the application that comes with a graphical user interface, written in PyQT.
In this article I will show you how to install Laptop Mode Tools 1.64 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pear OS 8, Pear OS 7 and Elementary OS.
In order to successfully use Laptop Mode Tools, you have to unininstall TLP, if you have it on your computer, with the following commands:
$ sudo apt-get remove tlp tlp-rdw
Because it is available via PPA, installing Laptop Mode Tools 1.64 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pear OS and Elementary OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the laptop-mode-tools package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/unstable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install laptop-mode-tools
In order to start the gui, open the terminal and launch the following command:
$ gksu lmt-config-gui