Package Details: clightd-git 5.5.r1.g664fb26-2

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Package Base: clightd-git
Description: Bus interface to change screen brightness and capture frames from webcam.
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Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: clightd
Provides: clightd
Submitter: Nierro
Maintainer: yochananmarqos
Last Packager: yochananmarqos
Votes: 8
Popularity: 0.000223
First Submitted: 2017-04-16 10:19 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-01-22 22:55 (UTC)

Latest Comments

Nierro commented on 2021-09-22 20:28 (UTC)

Hi @yochananmarqos! I noticed your latest clightd-git bump to move clightd.service to correct folder.
This is now fixed in clightd master, thus you can remove the workaround! Btw thanks for this, as looking at the change I noticed i was using the wrong path!
If you happen to find other build related quirks, it would be great if you'd open an issue on github! Thank you :)

yochananmarqos commented on 2021-08-15 19:23 (UTC)

@coldspark: Clear your build cache, there's nothing to fix.

coldspark commented on 2021-08-15 17:44 (UTC)

The sources can't be downloaded from GitHub. The script is failing. Can you please fix it?

Nierro commented on 2021-08-13 08:36 (UTC)

Hi! Yup it is most probably a limit of the external monitor.
I think the transition will never be as smooth as internal laptop monitor, unfortunately.
As you already noticed, monitor feedback is often slower and less smooth.

CaninoDev commented on 2021-08-11 17:25 (UTC)

@Nierro, thanks for the response. I think that this issue is more to do with the stepping algorithm of my particular monitor. I have attempted using the minimum brightness stepping and interval in tandem. It isn't a smooth transition. I think that this is due to clight using ddcutil for controlling the monitor's brightness. If so, I know that my monitor can only do increments of 5%. (I have an old Dell3007). When running ddcutil interrogate I also see that there is a read error for the monitor's VCP version. It could very well be that the monitor is not standards compliant or just not supported.

Nierro commented on 2021-08-11 16:04 (UTC)

@CaninoDev hi! I am clightd developer!
You can customize Clight smoothing steps by changing /etc/default/clight.conf file!

yochananmarqos commented on 2021-08-10 16:08 (UTC)

@CaninoDev: That would be a question to ask the developer.

CaninoDev commented on 2021-08-10 16:05 (UTC)

@yochananmarqos Apologies, I just realized that that warning only occurred during the general update and not specific to this package. I deleted the comment to reduce noise.

In any event thanks for being responsive! As a side note, is there away to make transitions even smoother (or is this entirely monitor dependent and depends on the monitors stepping settings?)

yochananmarqos commented on 2021-08-10 16:00 (UTC)

@CaninoDev: That library (whatever that is) is not related to this package at all.

Libgxps commented on 2020-12-01 09:53 (UTC)

Please add the aarch64 architecture or change it to any. It builds quite nicely. Thank you for your support.

yochananmarqos commented on 2020-01-07 15:53 (UTC) (edited on 2020-01-23 15:51 (UTC) by yochananmarqos)

Tags are available, see VCS package guidelines:

pkgver() {
    cd "$srcdir/${pkgname%-git}"
    git describe --long --tags | sed 's/\([^-]*-g\)/r\1/;s/-/./g'

Nierro commented on 2019-09-07 20:16 (UTC)

There is no need to bump this package: it is a git package, thus it is built from git master branch.
You should just build it again when you wish to update.

xcambar commented on 2019-07-16 15:33 (UTC)

As per Clight (, this repo has not been updated in a long time (since 2019-01-26), it would be great to update it.