Some problems on Linux Mint



  • Hi guys,
    first of all, this is a great program!

    I'm on Linux Mint 17.3 cinnamon, kernel 4.2.0-23-generic.
    Installed the f.lux with PPA, but noticed this problems:

    1. If I do the preview, then the program get stuck. I changing the nighttime temperature and pressing preview doesn't work. Pause f.lux doesn't work. I have just to quit.
    2. I'm using the computer in a dark room now, very low light. The program is running, but the screen is normal.
    3. I'm reading the FAQ, it seems that MAC and PC have an updated version of the program, compare to the linux one, with more options etc... isn't it?


  • @overkill22 It sure is, because not many people use Linux. It's only good for working with almost any type of hardware, such as quad CPU (not quad core, but MULTIPLE, physical CPUs) with more than 32 threads on a 32 bit process, for free. Until Linux can get more standardized, then it's much harder for developers to write GUI software for Linux. There will be an update for you though, it may be a while though.



  • @Tungsten_smooth said:

    Linux. It's only good for working with almost any type of hardware, such as quad CPU (not quad core, but MULTIPLE, physical CPUs) with more than 32 threads on a 32 bit process

    Dang :I Wish I'd knew that before I switched to Linux on all desktop clients at my company. Weird thing is, tough. It's been working fine for years :)

    Jokes aside, I think f.lux is better than the alternatives, (from what I remember when I was still using Windows) It's unfortunate that it isn't working very well on Linux, at least it hasn't for me. Wouldn't it be possible to get some volunteer help with that?



  • @Tungsten_smooth said:

    @overkill22 It sure is, because not many people use Linux. It's only good for working with almost any type of hardware, such as quad CPU (not quad core, but MULTIPLE, physical CPUs) with more than 32 threads on a 32 bit process, for free. Until Linux can get more standardized, then it's much harder for developers to write GUI software for Linux. There will be an update for you though, it may be a while though.

    That's a pity.

    @Henke said:

    Dang :I Wish I'd knew that before I switched to Linux on all desktop clients at my company. Weird thing is, tough. It's been working fine for years :)

    Jokes aside, I think f.lux is better than the alternatives, (from what I remember when I was still using Windows) It's unfortunate that it isn't working very well on Linux, at least it hasn't for me. Wouldn't it be possible to get some volunteer help with that?

    I heard about Redshift, inspired by f.lux, but more oriented to work in Linux, but I didn't try it yet.



  • @overkill22
    Yes, I'm running that now and it works, but I remember f.lux to be better (maybe that's not the case). So occasionally I'll do a search for Linux updates for f.lux.



  • Well the updated version, 1.9 has updated (very accurate) color tables, and it looks very good. I meant every word about the other stuff though. There really needs to be more standards in place before Linux truly goes anywhere except kernel level applications (Roku, Android, "the Internet" etc).



  • @Tungsten_smooth I'm using redshift now, looks good and easy to set up.
    I'll install f.lux on my gf's computer (she still has windows), and see how it is there...
    Hope they can share this program full featured with the linux community soon!



  • @overkill22 Yes, I hope they update it as well. Linux certainly has it's place, but I'm biased against it because it doesn't fit my needs, and it has extremely poor accessibility features.



  • @Tungsten_smooth said:

    There will be an update for you though, it may be a while though.

    I was under the impression that you where answering on behalf of the f.lux team. Is that not the case?



  • @Henke No, but they've hinted that they understand it's in need of an update. When they are done with the Windows Beta, and more f the other betas, they'll probably have time to push a linux update.



  • @Tungsten_smooth well, ir really depend on your needs. The only reason to don't use Linux is that you need to use THAT particular program that runs ONLY under windows.
    In general, for every paid program that runs on Windows, there is the same--if not better--free program that runs on Linux.



  • Hehe, yea I was a bit surprised that anyone actually thinks that:

    "It's only good for working with... MULTIPLE, physical CPUs) with more than 32 threads...blahblah"

    It is of course not true, however it is true that Linux desktop distros has a very small market share compared to Windows.
    However! Having a 1,5% share of 3,3 billion users is not insignificant, for anyone.

    Standardization isn't a very big factor for the GUI part of software making. The same GUI libraries are available for all desktop environments.

    @overkill22 said:

    The only reason to don't use Linux is that you need to use THAT particular program that runs ONLY under windows.

    The only thing I really miss is Photoshop, other things i've got covered with as you say, equally good or better apps. Even games are starting to catch up, usually no big titles, but still.. good enough games for me to stay on Linux.



  • @Henke said:

    The only thing I really miss is Photoshop, other things i've got covered with as you say, equally good or better apps. Even games are starting to catch up, usually no big titles, but still.. good enough games for me to stay on Linux.

    Same goes for my gf. If it wasn't for photoshop, her laptop would already be under linux.


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