How to Install Powertop on Ubuntu 22.04

Install Powertop on Ubuntu 22.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install Powertop on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

PowerTOP is a Linux tool to diagnose issues with power consumption and power management. PowerTOP also has an interactive mode you can use to experiment with various power management settings, for cases where the Linux distribution has not enabled those settings. It was released by Intel in 2007 under the GPLv2 license. It works for Intel, AMD, ARM, and UltraSPARC processors.


  • Operating System with Ubuntu 22.04
  • Server IPv4 Address with Superuser Privileges (Root Access)
  • Gnome Terminal for Linux Desktop
  • PuTTy SSH client for Windows or macOS
  • Powershell for Windows 10/11
  • Familiar with APT Commands

Install Powertop on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget

Step 2. Install Powertop.

Installing Powertop on your Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish system is straightforward, Now execute the following command on the command line to install Powertop:

sudo apt install powertop

Step 3. Accessing PowerTOP.

The following sections go over the basic operation of PowerTOP. This includes kernel configuration options (or kernel patches) needed for full functionality. Run powertop --help to see all options.

That’s all you need to do to install Powertop on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on the installation of the Powertop diagnose tool, please refer to their official knowledge base. I hope this article was helpful to you. If you find it useful, don’t forget to share it with your friend and family. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section. We are always there to assist you.