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Installing f.lux on LMDE2

Postby jonnymopar » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:21 pm

Hi all,

Has anybody tried using f.lux with LMDE/LMDE2? I know there's a native Linux version, but all of the installation guides I see talk about PPAs. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Installing f.lux on LMDE2

Postby xenopeek » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:20 am

Redshift is in the repositories, which I take it does the same thing. Or do you actually need f.lux because it does something Redshift doesn't?

For f.lux it appears you will have to install it manually as per their instructions: https://github.com/xflux-gui/xflux-gui. Of course you can try just downloaded the .deb file from the PPA and see if you can install it anyway on LMDE 2.
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Re: Installing f.lux on LMDE2

Postby jonnymopar » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:38 pm

Interesting reading about Redshift. I'll have to try it. I was mainly looking for f.lux because it's working great on my Windows box. It's claim to fame is the fact that it subtracts blue light instead of just pouring on extra red. I've tried other ones that just added a ton of red and it looked pretty bad. Black areas appear a reddish-brown, where with f.lux, black and other darker colors appear to remain unchanged.

If Redshift can provide the same results as f.lux, then maybe I'll use that instead. Hopefully I'll have time tonight to try both.

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Re: Installing f.lux on LMDE2

Postby xenopeek » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:40 pm

Looking at the configuration example for Redshift at its homepage http://jonls.dk/redshift/ I think it can? You can set the color temperature but you can also set the gamma for each color channel independently.
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Re: Installing f.lux on LMDE2

Postby jonnymopar » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:47 am

For some reason, I can't get Redshift to work. I tried installing it straight out of the repositories for both LMDE2 and Debian Gnome Jessie (same PC). Both give me the same result: when I try to run it, I get a busy mouse cursor for about 10 seconds... and that's it.

I followed the instructions you linked to for f.lux and they worked like a charm. I guess it's f.lux for this machine.

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Re: Installing f.lux on LMDE2

Postby Erathiel » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:33 am

Have you tried running Redshift from the terminal? It may give you some interesting debugging info.

I've been using Redshift on LMDE2 for several months now and I cannot recommend it enough. You can set it up with your desired colour temperature and brightness for day and night-time, as well as with your geographical location (set either automatically or manually), so it adjusts itself to daylight shifts. Brilliant.
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