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Old 03-11-2019, 09:57 PM   #1
Mechanikx
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Problems with setting temps w/ Redshift 1.12 on Slackware 14.2 32 bit


Hello,

I've just installed Redshift 1.12 on my Slackware 14.2 32bit system. I didn't install geoclue2 because I don't wish to have automatic setting of temperatures. I'm in the early stages of configuring it and having the following problems.

Setting the temperature to 6500:

Code:
redshift -o 6500
should not change the screen's temperature, but for mine it does. In fact, any temperature I set (starting from neutral) causes the same light red tint. Example:

Code:
redshift -x <--resets back to neutral
redshift -o 3500

redshift -x <--resets back to neutral
redshift -o 7500

...
Produce the exact same tint of red. The only time I can get different red tints is if I run the above commands one after the other without first resetting with the '-x' option or the '-P' option (from the info page):

Quote:
Reset existing gama ramps before applying new color effect
so without the '-P' I can get different tints of red but whether or not I go above 6500 or below it, the tints obviously get darker and darker.

Here is the config file I created. So far all I have entered is the lat and lon, just so I could start testing out Redshift:

Quote:
[redshift]
location-provider=manual

[manual]
lat=49.2827
lon=123.1207
I decided to try adjusting the lat and lon because I noticed in the man page that the example the author uses only has one digit after the decimal point, so I changed my config to:

Quote:
[redshift]
location-provider=manual

[manual]
lat=49.3
lon=123.1
I experimented with the amount of digits after the decimal point and now I can't get any red tint at all. So I decided to set lat and lon values back to having the lat and lon values with the original 4 digits after the decimal point and I still get any red tint back.

The lat and lon values are for Vancouver, BC, when technically I live just outside the city. So, just to see I set the values for basically my exact location and it didn't change anything.

It would be greatly appreciated if someone could help me to get Redshift functioning properly. Thanks!

Last edited by Mechanikx; 03-11-2019 at 09:59 PM. Reason: Clarity.
 
Old 03-11-2019, 11:06 PM   #2
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Rereading the README it states:

Quote:
This package has a dependency on geoclue2, however it will compile the package
without it if geoclue2 is not present.
Which I took to mean, probably incorrectly, that geoclue2 is optional.

I'm going to install geoclue2, see if it corrects the problem and report back.
 
Old 03-12-2019, 12:31 AM   #3
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So, I installed geoclue2 and its dependency json-glib and I still only had one tint of red no matter what value I set.

I decided to look at the man page for the umpteenth time and, well, *sigh* this is humbling...I was using the wrong option.

I was using '-o' (lower case) when I should've been using '-O' (uppercase)

Lowercase is not meant for continuously adjusting the colour temperature whereas uppercase is.

Anyways, thank you to those who took the time to consider my problem
 
  


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