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AlienFX on Ubuntu?
August 15, 2018
Edited: June 12, 2020
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Update: July 20 2019
A deleted answer below points out how AW13R3 is not supported. It appears that AlienFXLite and PyALienFX have both been abandoned for a number of years.
I’ve found a github page for AKBL (Alienware Keyboard Lights) to control Alienware Light Effects. AKBL was updated just 10 days ago:
Sadly I’ve had this AW17R3 laptop for almost two years but have never found time to “play with” the light effects. This new program AKBL looks promising as it’s written in Python and does some cool thing such as change light colors depending on the weather outside.
Some cool ideas off the top of my head would be setting colors based on CPU%:
- <10%=green, 10-20%=blue, 20-30%=yellow, 30-4%0=orange, 40-50%=purple, 50+%=red.
I found this package: AlienFxLite
This software was initially developed for M15x and M17x laptops. The
latest modifications were tested on the M14x R2 and R3 laptops.
Disadvantage as you need to compile it.
There is also a newer package: alienfx
- Comes with
.debpackage for Ubuntu installation
- Last updated 1 months ago (July 2018).
- Your laptop appears supported as device #10 and mine as device #14: alienfx
I’ll try to test this on my AW17R3 soon and report back.