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Took the zip from here and unzipped it: https://github.com/xflux-gui/xflux-gui but when i run setup.py

$ sudo ./setup.py install 

Results in the following

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "setup.py", line 12, in <module>
    rename("xflux64", "xflux")
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
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    Have you tried Redshift? Maybe you should give a try, I think is best tool of this kind for GNU/Linux, works pretty well. I've tried F.lux on Ubuntu 14.04 but sometimes stop working and I've tried to fix it but always failed. If you want try Redshift $ sudo apt-get install redshift Installation for Xfce – Carlos Gómez May 14 '16 at 2:56
  • I concur that Redshift works far better on Linux that f.lux. – David Foerster May 16 '16 at 12:10
  • Is there a xflux64 inside the same directory as setup.py? – David Foerster May 16 '16 at 12:11
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Open a terminal window ands type:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nathan-renniewaldock/flux

Press Enter, then type:

sudo apt-get update

Press Enter, then type:

sudo apt-get install fluxgui

Press Enter.

That's all. And you got updates for it too.
It seems to me that you didn't got f.lux, but xflux. They are two different projects.

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  • Is there any easy way to test if flux is working? I've changed the settings to the lowest "temperature" but don't feel like I'm seeing a differance. – user1821961 May 23 '16 at 20:58
  • @user1821961: Test flux at different temperatures. If it works on some of them it means it works on all of them. But the effect depends on the environment. Try moving your screen to another environment and see what happens. – ipse lute May 23 '16 at 21:03
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cd xflux-gui && cp xflux xflux64

The previous answer is the wrong way round as there is no flux64 file to copy.

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