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.
The latest version available is Laptop Mode Tools 1.65, which has been recently released, coming mostly with bug-fixes. For information about this release, see the official announcement.
In this article I will show you how to install Laptop Mode Tools 1.65 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, LXLE 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Isis, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Laptop Mode Tools 1.65 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS and LXLE 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
Next, to access the configuration file, do:
$ cd /usr/sbin
$ sudo ./lmt-config-gui
Optional, to remove laptop-mode-tools, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove laptop-mode-tools