Is there any software(or dev repo) to control RGB fusion light control for linux/ubuntu? I got a new RTX 2080ti but the led light is always turned off.

  • Update: In my case, OpenRGB failed. The light didn't work in windows system either. So I got an RMA from the manufacturer to fix it.
    – EyesBear
    Jun 27, 2021 at 18:42

3 Answers 3


OpenRGB is an open source app to control RGB devices.


In the releases page there are linux binaries in the appImage format:

  • download it
  • make it executable: chmod +x OpenRGB_<version>.AppImage (of course, <version> is a placeholder for the version info, replace it
  • run as sudo: sudo ./OpenRGB_<version>.AppImage

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  • Thanks, I will test on next week and adapt answer!
    – EyesBear
    Jul 9, 2020 at 16:29

I am running Ubuntu 23.04 on Gigabyte B450M DS3H WIFI-CF. I got errors trying to add the apt repository:

404  Not Found [IP: 443]
Reading package lists... Done
E: The repository 'https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/thopiekar/openrgb/ubuntu lunar Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

I had to download the app image and install libfuse with sudo apt-get install libfuse2; after that, I had to grant execution permissions and execute sudo with the following commands to launch the application:

$ chmod +x Downloads/OpenRGB_0.8_x86_64_fb88964.AppImage
$ sudo Downloads/OpenRGB_0.8_x86_64_fb88964.AppImage 

Attempting to connect to local OpenRGB server.
Connection attempt failed
Local OpenRGB server unavailable.
Running standalone.
QStandardPaths: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set, defaulting to '/tmp/runtime-root'

I like the color cycle option Change the mode and click any color other than black to see the light change. You may get a prompt to enter the number of LED lights at launch. I entered 50 as I have about 50 LED lights on each strip. Exiting the application does not kill the lights!


I have the same issue with my RTX 2070,so far I have come across an RGB Fusion tool for the motherboard


but you can change the motherboard LED's in the BIOS so..

  • 2
    That github repo is for windows.
    – EyesBear
    May 24, 2019 at 20:31
  • well it came up in google search saying it was for linux
    – camdy
    Jun 1, 2019 at 7:00
  • no... untortunately, it builds .exe files for windows
    – EyesBear
    Jun 1, 2019 at 22:28
  • 2
    I installed RGB fusion on an old windows Hdd, set the colour and rebooted without that Hdd plugged in,it is working fine I know it is a pain in the ass way of doing it.but you could try having a look at winehq.org
    – camdy
    Jun 11, 2019 at 12:36

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