The tpctl user-space tool, in conjunction with the thinkpad kernel module, provide access to some SMAPI functions on various ThinkPad models. On some relatively new ThinkPad models similar functionality is exposed through an ACPI interface. On some relatively new ThinkPad models a different set of SMAPI features is made available by the tp_smapi driver. On some models the SMAPI interface is not available at all.
Various power management options and hardware control. For details and usage, see the README.
Project Homepage / Availability
- Project page: http://tpctl.sourceforge.net/
- You need to download the thinkpad module and tpctl userspace tool.
- There is also an optional GUI: configure-thinkpad.
- On Debian and Ubuntu systems, these facilities are provided by the packages thinkpad-source, thinkpad-base, and tpctl. However, Debian is moving to deprecate these packages and remove them from the distribution (bug report #400141). As such, no further maintenance is being done on them, and thinkpad-source no longer builds on kernels newer than 2.6.17 or so. Debian recommends moving to tp_smapi instead (for which no package yet exists).
- maintained (not very actively)
See the list of supported models.