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    Redshift versus f.lux

    Redhsift seems to be suffering from issues with geoplus recently. Mine stops and starts on a random basis and the workaround involving changing the config files, which is a recent post on the mint forums, didn't work. Instead I discovered and installed f.lux. Is anyone familiar with this program? Apart from putting in your location manually, which solves the problems redshift seems to currently be undergoing, are there any pros or cons to one or the other?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Redshift versus f.lux

    The command redshift -l list will show the available location providers.

    Here's what I get from that, showing that geoclue2 is one of them, or manually setting location in the redshift.conf file in ~/.config
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    redshift -l list
    Available location providers:
      geoclue2
      manual
    Make the change to your redshift.conf file, replacing geoclue with geoclue2 and see if that helps.
    Redshift seems to be working as it should in my systems.

    EDIT:
    Ignore this post; I see that I have the location set manually, and if I remove that from the redshift.conf file the application fails, just as you said.
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    Re: Redshift versus f.lux

    Thanks for the reply @ajgreeny

    I get the same output when I type redshift -l list into the terminal.

    Redshift appears to be working this morning on first boot-up but I expect, like yesterday, it won't be working by the afternoon and the location will change to 0.0 and 0.0 again.

    Anyway, what about f.lux. Any experience with that?

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    Re: Redshift versus f.lux

    None, I'm afraid.

    I will look into it and see if it's any better than redshift, though redshift fits my needs when it's manually set to location, as I do not usually take any computer overseas with different time zones.
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    Re: Redshift versus f.lux

    Not sure about redshift , It worked for me when I last tried it. But this pages tells you how to use f.flux-gui from PPA. and it's was working last time I tried it also.
    I now use gnome and it has a built in night light feature.
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    Re: Redshift versus f.lux

    Thanks for the link. I'm running f.lux now and it seems to work and is nice and easy to configure. Hopefully some others will find it of use - even if they don't encounter the problems with redshift I and many others seem to have encountered. Always good to know software alternatives I guess

    By the way, if I may, how do I create an @name in a post that is 'live' and what is it actually called? I've been searching online all morning and can't find anything of any help

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    Re: Redshift versus f.lux

    Quote Originally Posted by ajgreeny View Post
    None, I'm afraid.

    I will look into it and see if it's any better than redshift, though redshift fits my needs when it's manually set to location, as I do not usually take any computer overseas with different time zones.
    Thanks ajgreeny. Much appreciated.

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    Re: Redshift versus f.lux

    I have just managed to find the way to enable geoclue2 in redshift thanks to a query at https://askubuntu.com/questions/9688...untu-17-update

    I have just made the changes shown below in that askubuntu page to my /etc/geoclue/geoclue.conf file.

    Following that quit redshift and then
    1. Add geoclue2 to the ~/.config/redshift.conf file and comment out with ; the lat & lon lines.
    2. Add the following to /etc/geoclue.conf file


    Code:
    [redshift]
    allowed=true
    system=false
    users=
    Now restart redshift and it should work whatever your location.
    Last edited by ajgreeny; 1 Week Ago at 11:34 AM. Reason: Correction to pathway of files to edit.
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