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Arendyl
October 30th, 2011, 01:07 AM
Having issues installing f.lux onto 11.10. I followed the instructions for ubuntu, with no success. Any troubleshooting help? Thanks

Toz
October 30th, 2011, 01:26 AM
Doesn't look like theres an oneiric (11.10) version available yet. See: https://launchpad.net/~kilian/+archive/f.lux/+packages.

However, if you're feeling adventurous, I was able to install the natty deb file onto oneiric. Can't say I like it - my whole screen is pinkish now. lol.

Arendyl
October 30th, 2011, 02:29 AM
It should be orangish, but thats the idea. Keep white lights from blaring at night, cools them with an orange tint. Could you give me a step by step on how to do that?

Toz
October 30th, 2011, 03:01 AM
It should be orangish, but thats the idea.
omg, maybe my wife is right and I am colour-blind.

Go to the link I referenced in post #2 (https://launchpad.net/~kilian/+archive/f.lux/+packages) and click on the natty row of the "fluxgui-1.1.8" in the source section and this will open up that row. To the bottom of the newly displayed information is a link to the file fluxgui_1.1.8_all.deb. Click on it to download it (or here is the direct link: https://launchpad.net/~kilian/+archive/f.lux/+files/fluxgui_1.1.8_all.deb).

You should be able to double-click that file to install it. If that doesn't work, open a terminal and type in:

sudo dpkg -i /path/to/fluxgui_1.1.8_all.deb
...where /path/to is the path to the deb file.

Toz
October 30th, 2011, 03:02 AM
And oh, btw, if you followed the instructions that had you add the repository using apt-add-repository, you'll be getting an error when updating because the repository isn't valid. Simply delete the repository file from the /etc/apt/sources.list.d directory and you'll be good to go.

Arendyl
October 30th, 2011, 03:52 AM
f.lux works better for windows, but everything seems to be running smoothly. Thanks a million

Gmasterhyde
November 4th, 2011, 07:52 AM
Toz, I ran through the process you listed and I have one gripe with your solution. Should I ignore the warning that the software center is giving me about installing it? It's telling me a "Package is of Bad Quality" error. There's an option to ignore and install anyway but an opinion on whether or not this is a good idea would be quite reassuring!

Toz
November 4th, 2011, 12:33 PM
@Gmasterhyde, As a general rule, its not a good idea to mix packages between ubuntu versions. Please use caution when doing this. In this case, I reviewed the contents of the package and tested it on my computer and everything worked well.

That being said, I use xubuntu and when I installed it through software center, I didn't see the message you are talking about. Make sure you downloaded the correct version.

It might be safer to install "redshift" (http://jonls.dk/redshift/) which is a fork of the f.lux program and is available in the ubuntu repositories. Search for it in the Software Center.

Gmasterhyde
November 5th, 2011, 06:09 PM
It might be safer to install "redshift" (http://jonls.dk/redshift/) which is a fork of the f.lux program and is available in the ubuntu repositories. Search for it in the Software Center.

I took the latter approach because Redshift is currently fully compatible with Oneiric. So far seems like it works fairly well and I'm pretty happy with it! Thanks for the advice!