Wrong location in Redshift

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Hello,

I have just installed Linux Mint and trying to configure Redshift to use my correct location. The coordinates I have are for Washington state. I live in Massachusetts and I was hoping to fix Redshift so it automatically adjusts according to wherever I go. The other question I have is if I installed Ubuntu instead of Linux Mint and used their night light feature, would I have the same issues I'm facing right now? In Windows, the night light feature works fine most of the time although there were times when it did not automatically turn on after sunset. If someone could tell me what's going on here, that would be great.
 


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are you using a VPN if so disable it and relaunch Redshift see if it finds your location.
Also in Mint you can manually enter your coordinates by right clicking on the menu button selecting Configure then Menu tab,
Select Menu Editor about halfway down the box. Select Accessories and the click on Redshift the select properties
When that comes up go to the Command box and after redshift-gtk enter the following options.
Code:
-l <your lat:long>
You can also append your desired color shift by entering
Code:
-t Daytime:night time color temps
Mine looks like this
Code:
redshift-gtk -l 43.705:-70.550 -t 6500:3400
then quit redshift if it's running and relaunch it. That should do it.
 
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Thanks for your reply. That worked. I was wondering if there is a way for Redshift to automatically adjust my location when I travel between different places like in Windows.
 

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Thanks for your reply. That worked. I was wondering if there is a way for Redshift to automatically adjust my location when I travel between different places like in Windows.
there is but it uses geoclue which for me at least has been very flaky.
I have not tried this on Mint myself so not sure it will work but this is from Arch about geoclue2
Geoclue2
Other alternatives are use Gnome DE and it's nigh light Or KDE and it's night light. I'm not aware of other DE's with a built in night light feature. There used to be a couple other programs that did the same as redshift but my memory fails me as to what they were or if they are still active. I personally don't care for gnome. but that another story.
 
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How do I install Gnome's night light? I've used Ubuntu on my virtual machines before and don't really care what interface I use. If you could give me step-by-step instructions on how to install it, that would be great.
 

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How do I install Gnome's night light? I've used Ubuntu on my virtual machines before and don't really care what interface I use. If you could give me step-by-step instructions on how to install it, that would be great.
as far as I know there is no way to install it on Mint's cinnamon DE.
 
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I am thinking about switching to Ubuntu and using GNOME's night light. I was wondering if I'll have the same issue if I use Ubuntu's night light. Is it worth trying?
 

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I am thinking about switching to Ubuntu and using GNOME's night light. I was wondering if I'll have the same issue if I use Ubuntu's night light. Is it worth trying?
I would give it a try on the live session see what you think first. Ubuntu gnome's night light has always worked here.
 
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Will do. How do I switch from Mint to Ubuntu without losing data? If that is not possible, (I don't have important files on my system. They are saved in the cloud) how do I switch distributions?
 

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Will do. How do I switch from Mint to Ubuntu without losing data? If that is not possible, (I don't have important files on my system. They are saved in the cloud) how do I switch distributions?
Best way would be to back up important data off computer either to the cloud or external drive/usb stick.
 
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