Packages: .tar.gz

Installation Instructions

First, check above if there is a package for your distribution listed on the packages page. If one exists, it is preferable to install that. If not, then do the following:

  1. Make sure you have a kernel that supports laptop mode. Any version starting from 2.6.6 should do, or any version that includes the file /proc/sys/vm/laptop_mode.

  2. Make sure you have acpid (preferred for PC-style laptops), apmd (for older PC-style laptops that don't support ACPI) or pbbuttonsd (for Apple hardware) installed.
    Note: The dependency on a power management daemon is not required anymore. Laptop Mode Tools, since around version 1.56+, has support for kernel hotplug events. Thus Laptop Mode Tools will instantly act on the power saving measures as and when the machine has a state change.

  3. Download the file (laptop-mode-tools_x.y.tar.gz, where x.y is the version number) further down this page, and extract it using:
    tar xzf laptop-mode-tools_x.y.tar.gz
  4. Become root and install it:
    su
    (type your root password)
    cd laptop-mode-tools_x.y
    ./install.sh
    
  5. If you are running Slackware, add this line:
    /etc/rc.d/init.d/laptop-mode restart

    to your rc.local.

Downloads

laptop-mode-tools_1.65.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.64.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.63.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.62.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.61.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.60.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.59.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.58.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.57.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.56.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.55.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.54.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.53.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.52.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.51.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.50.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.49.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.48.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.47.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.46.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.45.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.44.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.43.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.42.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.41.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.40.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.36.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.35.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.34.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.33.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.32.tar.gz (Hint: please use 1.31 instead, the LSB logging functionality of 1.32 is a bit broken and only works on Debian and Ubuntu at the moment.)
laptop-mode-tools_1.31.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.30.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.29.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.28.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.27.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.26.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.25.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.24.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.23.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.22.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.21.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.20.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.11.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.10.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.09.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.08.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.07.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.06.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.05.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.04.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.03.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.02.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.01.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_1.00.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_0.99.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_0.98.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_0.97.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_0.96.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools_0.95.tar.gz
laptop-mode-tools-0.94.tar.bz2
laptop-mode-tools-0.93.tar.bz2