How To Install Laptop Mode Tools 1.68.1 On Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

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.

The latest version available is Laptop Mode Tools 1.68.1, which has been recently released, bringing the below changes:

  • Update details about runtime-pm in manpage
  • Revert “Drop out reload”
  • Log error more descriptively
  • Write to common stderr. Do not hardcode a specific one
  • Call lmt-udev in lmt-poll. Don’t call the laptop_mode binary directly.
  • Helps in a lot of housekeeping
  • Direct stderr/stdout to journal
  • Fix stdout descriptor
  • Install the new .timer and poll service
  • Use _sbindir for RPM

Install Laptop Mode Tools on Ubuntu

Installation instructions:

Up to date packages will be soon added to the PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu should not cause too many problems. Just add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the laptop-mode-tools package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install laptop-mode-tools

Next, to access the configuration file, do:

$ sudo lmt-config-gui

Optional, to remove laptop-mode-tools, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove laptop-mode-tools

The installation instructions should work on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and derivative systems like Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint 6, Peppermint 5, LXLE 14.04 and Linux Lite 2.

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