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Prepare to light up your PC with a new release of the RGB lighting control application OpenRGB, bringing together different vendors into one place. Previously mentioned on GOL here, it has a brand new release.

It has a really great goal, because RGB lighting applications are often a complete mess across so many vendors and most don't support Linux directly at all. Since OpenRGB is free, open source and cross-platform anyone can jump in and add support for more.

Release 0.4 is out now adding in these new features:

  • Graphical LED view allows you to see the current settings and select multiple LEDs to apply colors quickly
  • Device detection happens in the background and a progress bar shows detection progress, allows you to cancel detection
  • Keyboard and mouse LED names have been standardized, allowing better integration with Aurora (use dev branch)
  • Windows shortcuts now function correctly, allowing arguments to be specified and allowing for an auto-start shortcut to be created
  • New I2C tool for reading multi-byte SMBus registers (as ASRock uses)

Additionally there's new controllers for Corsair Hydro Series coolers (only Pro variants H100i Pro and H115i Pro for now), Tecknet M008 Mouse, HyperX Pulsefire Surge Mouse and improvements to the ASRock Polychrome controller. There's also now a controller enabled for the RGB Fusion 2 SMBus on certain motherboards, wider support for MSI GPUs, RGB Fusion 2 USB detection was fixed and they've added actual keymaps for many different keyboards.

Quite a big release then, great to see it continue to improve. This is the type of project I would love to see vendors throw their actual support behind, it could even save them time and improve things for everyone across Linux and Windows.

See more about OpenRGB on GitLab.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Apps, Open Source
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6 comments

Hori 9 Sep
Next year I'm gonna build a new PC since the current one will be a bottleneck for the new generation of GPUs. And I can only hope that the components of that PC will be supported by this software :P

All the components seem to default to RGB colour cycling which means that unless I can configure them to a specific colour using software, my PC will be puking rainbows all the time, which isn't exactly the look I'm going after.
Kristian 9 Sep
There are worst things to puke than rainbows..
Appelsin 10 Sep
Quoting: HoriNext year I'm gonna build a new PC since the current one will be a bottleneck for the new generation of GPUs. And I can only hope that the components of that PC will be supported by this software :P

I bought an RX5700 XT this spring, and discovered that my 5 year old i5 was such a bottleneck that it was almost equivalent to my RX480 😅 Returned it, and now I'm waiting for the next AMD CPU and GPU line-up to build a new rig.


Quoting: HoriAll the components seem to default to RGB colour cycling which means that unless I can configure them to a specific colour using software, my PC will be puking rainbows all the time, which isn't exactly the look I'm going after.

You should consider doing like the cool kids does, and set all your lights to bright blue, game late at night, then complain that you can't seem to get properly sleept in the evening or sleep properly (almost as if your circadian rythm was out of whack), then proceed to get mild depression due to lack of sleep 😋
Termy 10 Sep
It's a shame you'd have to build your own kernel to get asus/asrock to work...but the project itself is awesome. Even for the folks that just want to turn off the leds ^^
Valck 10 Sep
Quoting: HoriNext year I'm gonna build a new PC since the current one will be a bottleneck for the new generation of GPUs. And I can only hope that the components of that PC will be supported by this software

Alternatively, one could hope that by next year, the worst of the RGB fad has... faded? And one may again be able to buy a few select, exclusive components that don't have RGB all over them. Way more expensive than the cheap RGB stuff, of course, but still, there they are...

Don't wake me up yet please, ok?
Aku: EXCELLENT! AH HA HA HA!

Quoting: AppelsinYou should consider doing like the cool kids does, and set all your lights to bright blue, game late at night, then complain that you can't seem to get properly sleept in the evening or sleep properly (almost as if your circadian rythm was out of whack), then proceed to get mild depression due to lack of sleep 😋

Honestly, if you have the luxury of staying at home, out of all of the years this is a pretty damn good time to do it with the climate going AWOL and everything else.

Live the life of a king, stay home and do something that matters (fires up vim + git)


Last edited by ElectricPrism on 11 September 2020 at 5:15 am UTC
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