I’ve been staring at a monitor a lot lately and want to be able to do so with less eye fatigue.
Also, days of 18 hour darkness are approaching in Whitehorse, and I’d like to be able to work later without staring at the blue spectrum during the prolonged dark.
So I’m trying flux.
First, install xflux and autoxflux from AUR. autoxflux shown below
if [[ ! -d ~/build/auto-xflux ]]; then mkdir ~/build/auto-xflux fi cd ~/build/flux curl -O https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/snapshot/auto-xflux.tar.gz tar -xzf auto-xflux.tar.gz cd auto-xflux makepkg sudo pacman -U auto<TAB>
Well, how does autoxflux it work?
It has a systemd service file
ls "$(pkg-config systemd --variable systemduserunitdir)" | grep xflux
Kick it off
systemctl --user start auto-xflux
then we can see that it is running
systemctl --user status auto-xflux
● auto-xflux.service - Inputless xflux daemon that geocodes based on your external IP address Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/user/auto-xflux.service; disabled; vendor preset: enabled) Active: active (running) since Tue 2015-11-10 16:00:06 PST; 1min 39s ago Process: 21996 ExecStart=/usr/bin/auto-xflux (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS) Main PID: 22010 (xflux) CGroup: /firstname.lastname@example.org/auto-xflux.service └─22010 /usr/sbin/xflux -l 55.7833 -g -120.9167 Nov 10 16:00:05 archLenFlex systemd: Starting Inputless xflux daemon that geocodes based on your external IP address... Nov 10 16:00:06 archLenFlex systemd: Started Inputless xflux daemon that geocodes based on your external IP address.
Great, enable it at startup
systemctl --user enable auto-xflux
Created symlink from /home/joth/.config/systemd/user/graphical.target.wants/auto-xflux.service to /usr/lib/systemd/user/auto-xflux.service.
It’s a major improvement! Going back was an assault on my eyes after enabling auto-xflux.
Finally, it seems xflux has a few configuration options. But as far as I can tell they can only be specified when calling the binary. Urg.
As for a configuration file, it was easier to find how to do this with Redshift. Which is also open source.
Bollox. That sounds preferable. It’ll have to wait until next time I update. xflux will do for now!Go Top