powertop-1.13 - Linux tool to find out what is using power on a laptop

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name powertop-1.13
Package version 1.13
Package release 1ubuntu3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 376 B
Download size 69.29 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
PowerTOP is a Linux tool that finds the software component(s) that
make your laptop use more power than necessary while it is idle. As of
Linux kernel version 2.6.21, the kernel no longer has a fixed 1000Hz
timer tick. This will (in theory) give a huge power savings because
the CPU stays in low power mode for longer periods of time during
system idle.
However... there are many things that can ruin the party, both inside
the kernel and in userspace. PowerTOP combines various sources of
information from the kernel into one convenient screen so that you can
see how well your system is doing, and which components are the
biggest problem.


Package Version Architecture Repository
powertop-1.13_1.13-1ubuntu3_i386.deb 1.13 i386 Ubuntu Universe
powertop-1.13 - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7
libncursesw5 >= 6
libtinfo5 >= 6


Type URL
Binary Package powertop-1.13_1.13-1ubuntu3_amd64.deb
Source Package powertop-1.13

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install powertop-1.13 deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install powertop-1.13




2016-02-07 - Matthias Klose <doko@ubuntu.com>
powertop-1.13 (1.13-1ubuntu3) xenial; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild for ncurses6 transition.
2011-11-13 - Loïc Minier <loic.minier@ubuntu.com>
powertop-1.13 (1.13-1ubuntu2) precise; urgency=low
* Merge powertop Ubuntu bits from 1.13-1ubuntu1 to 1.13-1.1ubuntu1 including
Debian's 1.13-1.1.
* Fix watch file to work against the upstream download page rather than the
download dir which wont list released tarballs.
* Merge latest upstream bits from gitorious repo f5d9a33..f0a31eb; fix
various bugs, improve support for some Intel platforms, additional
P-states, ARM and more; keep only Debian/Ubuntu change to Makefile (change
"CFLAGS ?=" to "CFLAGS =" to avoid overriding CFLAGS during build -- not
exactly sure why it's a good idea though).
* Bump Standards-Version.
* Use old powertop (1.x) Homepage in control.
* Drop useless debian/manpages.
2011-11-11 - Jamie Strandboge <jamie@ubuntu.com>
powertop-1.13 (1.13-1ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low
[ Steve Langasek ]
* Reintroduce the old version of powertop as a separate source package.
[ Jamie Strandboge ]
* add Makefile change present in the Debian tarball but not present in the
upstream tarball
* debian/copyright: update download location
2010-11-26 - Jesper Larsen <knorr@es.aau.dk>
powertop (1.13-1.1ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low
* Merge from debian unstable (LP: #681768), remaining changes:
- Cherrypick upstream patch 0a8620213f1841a to stop hardcoding the maximum
number of C and P states. This makes powertop work on ARM processors as
well, which have a lot of those states. Thanks to Amit Arora for the
patch! (LP: #627975)
2010-10-15 - Serafeim Zanikolas <sez@debian.org>
powertop (1.13-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add missing include to fix FTBFS on ia64 and alpha (Closes: #570662)
2010-09-15 - Martin Pitt <martin.pitt@ubuntu.com>
powertop (1.13-1ubuntu1) maverick; urgency=low
* Cherrypick upstream patch 0a8620213f1841a to stop hardcoding the maximum
number of C and P states. This makes powertop work on ARM processors as
well, which have a lot of those states. Thanks to Amit Arora for the
patch! (LP: #627975)
2010-07-29 - Patrick Winnertz <winnie@debian.org>
powertop (1.13-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version 
+ Should fix FTBFS an alpha (Closes: #570662)
+ Fix crash with too long config files (Closes: #589438)
2010-01-25 - Patrick Winnertz <winnie@debian.org>
powertop (1.13~pre20100125-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Package git snapshot from 2010-01-25 (Closes: #563498)
- fix reporting of incorrect wattage 
(Closes: #497929, #558776)
- doesn't exit when xterm is resized (Closes: #488973)
- show P-states again in some rare cases (Closes: #562516)
at least this bug is not longer reproducable with this 
new version
- number of wakeups should be now correct (Closes: #502596)
- manpage contains now more informations (Closes: #470498)
* remove now unneeded patches and dropped dpatch build system
* bumped standards version to 3.8.3, no further changes needed
* fix lintian warning about copyright template
2009-01-13 - Patrick Winnertz <winnie@debian.org>
powertop (1.11-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
+ reports now correct wattage (at least for me) (Closes: #497929)
* Add patch in order to remove bashism in output (Closes: #509811)
* Removed patches as they are now applied upstream:
+ patches/fix-eof.dpatch
+ patches/add-support-for-charge_now.dpatch
+ patches/fix-suggest-usb-autosuspend.dpatch
+ patches/fix-hal-disable-polling.dpatch
2008-09-01 - Patrick Winnertz <winnie@debian.org>
powertop (1.10-2) unstable; urgency=high
* Support batteries that do not report energy_now, by reading change_now.
(Closes: #486873, #495638, #495348)

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