Jupiter is an applet indicator designed to easily adjust performance/system settings on laptops and netbooks. This tutorial will show you how to install Jupiter Applet from PPA.

About Jupiter:

Jupiter is a light weight power and hardware control applet for Linux. It is designed to improve battery life of a portable Linux computer by integrating with the operating system and changing parameters of the computer based on battery or powered connection.

Additionally, Jupiter provides quick access to some of the commonly needed hardware controls like screen output and resolution, WIFI, and bluetooth.

If you use Linux on a portable computer, let Jupiter take the effort out of going mobile.


  • Automatically adjusts CPU mode for AC or battery
  • Automatically tunes the kernel for AC or battery
  • Automatically tunes hardware for AC or battery
  • Supports Asus Super Hybrid Engine (SHE)
  • Remembers and applies last selected configuration
  • Fast and efficient, low resource utilization
  • Easily Customizable

Install Jupiter in Ubuntu:

Webupd8 PPA provides Jupiter packages for Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04, 11.10, and 11.04. Hit Ctrl+Alt+T, copy and paste this command into terminal to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/jupiter

Then update and install Jupiter Applet:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install jupiter

Once installed, search for and open Jupiter from the dash: