Experiences with f.lux/Redshift in Debian 10 GNOME

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Experiences with f.lux/Redshift in Debian 10 GNOME

Postby Lysander » 2020-01-04 11:54

I am interested to know what people use for colour adjustment in Debian 10. Since there is the choice available to use Xorg or Wayland, there are more options than beforehand, however, some work a lot better than others. I have tested f.lux, Redshift and GNOME Night Light and these are my experiences. I like to be able to control these applications during the day and night, which makes things a little more complicated.

Redshift - normally my preference, Redshift does not work at all in Wayland. It does work in Xorg, but it's temperamental, flicking on and off when certain applications are opened.

f.lux - works but there is no way that I have found to configure it. This means that it is off during the day. Launching fluxgui does not bring up a config box or icon, which would normally be accessible via the [now removed] legacy menu. Even using the GNOME shell extension Topicons Plus, the f.lux icon still does not appear or make configuration accessible, so this is unworkable.

GNOME Night Light - this works best with the Night Light Slider shell extension and it's this combination I currently use. Night Light Slider allows one to set GNOME Night Light to be on 24/7, however, one has to manually adjust the temperature in the day and night. I have it set to 6000 during the day and 5000 at night. Manually adjusting it is a little bit of a pain but totally workable.

What do others use and has anyone found a way to make these programs [Redshift/f.lux] work properly?
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Re: Experiences with f.lux/Redshift in Debian 10 GNOME

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-01-04 12:09

https://getkiss.org/wiki/set-color-temperature-with-xrandr-(nightmode)

EDIT: but I just use GNOME's night light (with no extensions), it's fully automatic.
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Re: Experiences with f.lux/Redshift in Debian 10 GNOME

Postby Cyborg » 2020-01-04 18:32

To use Redshift, I set up an application autostart command on XFCE:
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redshift -l manual -l [your latitude and longitude]

I've never had the issues you describe; it just works and isn't "temperamental" at all.
I'm using redshift 1.12-2 on Debian Testing.
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Re: Experiences with f.lux/Redshift in Debian 10 GNOME

Postby Hallvor » 2020-01-04 19:00

Redshift (with plasmoid).
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Re: Experiences with f.lux/Redshift in Debian 10 GNOME

Postby Lysander » 2020-01-04 20:37

Cyborg wrote:I've never had the issues you describe; it just works and isn't "temperamental" at all.


Xfce doesn't support Wayland, that's why. This is about GNOME which uses Wayland by default, not Xfce.
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Re: Experiences with f.lux/Redshift in Debian 10 GNOME

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2020-01-04 20:57

GNOME's Night Light in Buster works as intended on both Wayland and Xorg (I'm using Wayland).
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Re: Experiences with f.lux/Redshift in Debian 10 GNOME

Postby Lysander » 2020-01-05 11:02

Wheelerof4te wrote:GNOME's Night Light in Buster works as intended on both Wayland and Xorg (I'm using Wayland).


Wheeler, do you have it on during the day or just a night?
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Re: Experiences with f.lux/Redshift in Debian 10 GNOME

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2020-01-05 11:51

^ Just at night. I keep the brightness down during the day. It is enough.
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