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F.lux for Linux Mint

Postby KIMW » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:04 pm

Hi Everyone,
I am new here and in Linux world as well. I was amazed when my friend who is a Linux Mint user said he does not have an antivirus nor has activated the firewall, so I recently install Linux Mint on my second computer and I really start to love it (although sometimes I am a bit confused with the update system).
Concerning F.lux for Linux Mint me too I'd like to have it and I found this: https://justgetflux.com/linux.html
Pjotr I've read your article, about 10 fatal mistakes that we should avoid in Linux Mint (thank you) and I want to ask if it's fine to download and install this one?

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Re: F.lux for Linux Mint

Postby DeMus » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:27 pm

Have you seen how old these packages are, I see 2009, 2010 and 2013. Not really recent stuff if you aks me, but since I don't know this program I could be very wrong.

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Re: F.lux for Linux Mint

Postby Moem » Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:30 pm

There is a great alternative in the Software Manager: Redshift. Make sure that you also install the GUI for it: Redshift-GTK. Just search for 'redshift' and you'll find them both.
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Re: F.lux for Linux Mint

Postby KIMW » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:28 am

Ok, thanks.
In the Software Manager I have found Redshift but there are 2 GUI for it, one is Redshift-GTK and the other one is GTK-Redshift. Is it the same thing?
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Re: F.lux for Linux Mint

Postby RichardFreeman » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:43 am

They are the same.
gtk-redshift has been renamed to redshift-gtk.

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Re: F.lux for Linux Mint

Postby KIMW » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:54 am

Thanks. Installed.
How do I make it work now? I don't see it anywhere. I did a research but can't find it...
Do I have to reboot the computer?
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Re: F.lux for Linux Mint

Postby Moem » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:28 am

Try typing 'Redshift' in the search box in your menu. You can also add it to the startup applications.

If you want more precise help, it would be useful if we knew which desktop environment you're using. In fact, it's always smart to state that in a question.
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Re: F.lux for Linux Mint

Postby KIMW » Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:30 pm

Try typing 'Redshift' in the search box in your menu

I did that but nothing came up...
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Re: F.lux for Linux Mint

Postby KIMW » Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:45 pm

I found 'Run redshift' in the menu but when I click on it nothing happens.
(Strangely it did not appear because I typed it in capital letters. That's weird!!!)
I forgot to say, I am using Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa KDE 64-bit
Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 KDE
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Re: F.lux for Linux Mint

Postby MenthaSuaveolens » Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:56 pm

In order to make RedShift work, you'll have to make some kind of configuration-file.

Create an empty file ~/.config/redshift.conf (Open Nemo, select show hidden files, goto . config, right-click, create new file (name it redshift.conf)

Goto the redshift website : http://jonls.dk/redshift/ and copy the config-lines and paste them into your redshift.conf. Redshift returned some errors on
this config-file, so I'll give you mine.

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; Global settings for redshift
[redshift]
; Set the day and night screen temperatures
temp-day=5700
temp-night=3500

; Enable/Disable a smooth transition between day and night
; 0 will cause a direct change from day to night screen temperature.
; 1 will gradually increase or decrease the screen temperature.
transition=1

; Set the screen brightness. Default is 1.0.
;brightness=0.9
; It is also possible to use different settings for day and night
; since version 1.8.
;brightness-day=0.7
;brightness-night=0.4
; Set the screen gamma (for all colors, or each color channel
; individually)
gamma=0.8
;gamma=0.8:0.7:0.8
; This can also be set individually for day and night since
; version 1.10.
;gamma-day=0.8:0.7:0.8
;gamma-night=0.6

; Set the location-provider: 'geoclue', 'geoclue2', 'manual'
; type 'redshift -l list' to see possible values.
; The location provider settings are in a different section.
location-provider=manual

; Set the adjustment-method: 'randr', 'vidmode'
; type 'redshift -m list' to see all possible values.
; 'randr' is the preferred method, 'vidmode' is an older API.
; but works in some cases when 'randr' does not.
; The adjustment method settings are in a different section.
adjustment-method=randr

; Configuration of the location-provider:
; type 'redshift -l PROVIDER:help' to see the settings.
; ex: 'redshift -l manual:help'
; Keep in mind that longitudes west of Greenwich (e.g. the Americas)
; are negative numbers.
[manual]
lat=50.8305
lon=3.2645

; Configuration of the adjustment-method
; type 'redshift -m METHOD:help' to see the settings.
; ex: 'redshift -m randr:help'
; In this example, randr is configured to adjust screen 1.
; Note that the numbering starts from 0, so this is actually the
; second screen. If this option is not specified, Redshift will try
; to adjust _all_ screens.
[randr]



Alter the latitude and longitude. Finding the latitude of your town is easy, just type latitude your-city-name in your browser.

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Re: F.lux for Linux Mint

Postby KIMW » Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:13 pm

Woah! It becomes complicate!!
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Re: F.lux for Linux Mint

Postby KIMW » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:37 pm

Sorry for the late answer, I had some health issues...
I just installed it and it works fine. Thank you.
Do you know if there is a way to control brightness using hotkeys?
Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 KDE
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Re: F.lux for Linux Mint

Postby Moem » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:57 pm

Not in Redshift, no. Redshift changes the colour of your screen, not the brightness.

Other than that, I assume it depends on your hardware.
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Re: F.lux for Linux Mint

Postby KIMW » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:12 pm

It's what I meant.
Can I change the colour of my screen within Redshift using hotkeys?
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Re: F.lux for Linux Mint

Postby Moem » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:49 am

I don't know, because I'm happy with the standard behaviour, but this looks like it may be helpful.
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