I am on a thinkpad 7840u and am permanently stuck in power saver mode regardless of bios settings, using the cli with gnome, or changing the associated /sys files. I’ve heard of this problem in kernel 6.1 but thought it was resolved since then. Tested on 6.4, 6.5 and F39 beta does not solve issue.
Can you paste the output of
powerprofilesctl list ?
$ powerprofilesctl list performance: Driver: platform_profile Degraded: no balanced: Driver: platform_profile * power-saver: Driver: platform_profile
What happens when you
powerprofilesctl set balanced or
performance? Do you get any error messages?
Unfortunately no error messages. No matter how fast I
powerprofilesctl get after setting to
performance it always returns
Hello @glome ,
I found powerprofiles daemon to be my problem. I uninstalled it and installed tuned and got better results. You may want to try tuned.
Hmm. I set to balanced and am getting 10W power consumption on average with web browser open doing nothing. On windows it’s ~3W.
Is that using tuned? I just suggested it since it is seemingly more configurable than the default. In my case it identified my desktop as a laptop for some unknown reason, and wouldn’t let me choose anything other than powersaver.
Oh, I just read an article from phoronix about how it’s something with the firmware that the manufacturer needs to figure out. Thanks.
That is absolutely possible. These modes are dependent on the system firmware.