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CoreCtrl is a libre hardware manager

Re: CoreCtrl is a libre hardware manager

Postby Lyberta » 17 Jul 2019, 21:23

I wish there would be some kind of universal RGB app. Right now I have to use different programs to control RGB on my mouse and liquid cooling and can't even control RGB on my keyboard, motherboard and RAM.
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Re: CoreCtrl is a libre hardware manager

Postby Julius » 18 Jul 2019, 21:28

Yeah, but if you think about it all these lights have very little in common other than being adjustable lights.

But somehow @Lyberta I would have not guessed that you are a person that has controllable RGB lights on everything ;)
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Re: CoreCtrl is a libre hardware manager

Postby Lyberta » 18 Jul 2019, 22:52

Julius {l Wrote}:Yeah, but if you think about it all these lights have very little in common other than being adjustable lights.


This is easily solvable by using different backend for different brands. SANE uses think, CUPS probably too, libratbag too that I use for my mouse.

Julius {l Wrote}:But somehow @Lyberta I would have not guessed that you are a person that has controllable RGB lights on everything ;)


Well back in 2005 I wanted to buy a case with a window on the side. It was a long time ago where e-tailers were barely starting and I had no idea how to search for specific models. So I had a trusted shop where I was buying PC hardware. And that shop only had the model without the window. But worse, the case had 2 blue LEDs on the front door and those didn't work. Later it turned out to be wire damage. Anyway, I got so upset during the build that the person who did the build asked "do you want performance or LEDs?" I cringed. But I remembered that pain for a long time.

Come 2008 and I'm looking for another case and there is still no model with window. At least the model I bought had grated everything so I could see blue LEDs on fans inside the case. Anyway, for the second time I got screwed and didn't get my lighted case.

So when it was time for a new case in 2018 I was already doing my own builds and learned how to shop on the Net. Therefore I went for the case with the biggest window. Actually, the entire side of it is just glass. AND it had RGB LED strips and hardware controller so I was sure I could control colors even without any Linux support.

Yeah, 13 years later I got my revenge for not having a window in my first bought case. Feels good. Also, RAM displays LGBT pride flag by default :P I mean most RGB stuff displays rainbow by default. Nice touch.

For my next case I want to have the same amount of RGB but I also want the front side to be just glass and put 3 RGB 14cm (12 cm?) fans there.
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Re: CoreCtrl is a libre hardware manager

Postby Julius » 18 Jul 2019, 23:13

Lyberta {l Wrote}:
Julius {l Wrote}:Yeah, but if you think about it all these lights have very little in common other than being adjustable lights.


This is easily solvable by using different backend for different brands. SANE uses think, CUPS probably too, libratbag too that I use for my mouse.


For different mouses probably yes, or different keyboard brands etc. But all the different lights in all the completely different systems? Seems unlikely that such a system would work, and there is little pressure for supplies to standardize on a common API or such.
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