How to install OpenRGB RGB Lighting Control on Ubuntu

OpenRGB is a free and open source RGB lighting control software for Linux and Windows. Using this you can control all supported RGB devices from a single app. You can set colors and select effect modes and save as profiles and later load this. It also comes with command-line support. One of the important feature is to connect multiple instances of OpenRGB to synchronize lighting across multiple PCs.

OpenRGB demo

You can also view each device information, even control from third party software and use as headless server configuration. Currently it supports ASUS, ASRock, Corsair, G.Skill, Gigabyte, HyperX, MSI, Razer, ThermalTake, and more. For the complete list of supported hardware see the below link.

OpenRGB supported devices

Install OpenRGB on Ubuntu

OpenRGB is available as a portable AppImage and native deb package file.

Download OpenRGB

Install OpenRGB via DEB:

Download OpenRGB in native .deb file format from the above OpenRGB download link and save it in your Downloads folder. Open your terminal app (ctrl+alt+t) and run below commands one by one. If needed enter your Ubuntu user password during installation.

cd Downloads
sudo dpkg -i openrgb_0.5_amd64_88464d1.deb

Here “openrgb_0.5_amd64_88464d1.deb” is the downloaded file name.

sudo apt install -f

Now you can open from application menu.

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OpenRGB

Install OpenRGB via AppImage:

Here you need to download OpenRGB in .AppImage file format from top Download OpenRGB link and save it on your Downloads folder. After that run below commands.

cd Downloads
sudo chmod +x ~ OpenRGB_0.5_x86_64_88464d1.AppImage
./OpenRGB_0.5_x86_64_88464d1.AppImage

Here “OpenRGB_0.5_x86_64_88464d1.AppImage” is the Downloaded file name.

that’s it.

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. shura

    Hello, with me it does’t work, terminal errors, any ideas? thanks 🙂

    dpkg: error processing package openrgb (–install):
    dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1ubuntu1) …
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.24-1ubuntu3) …
    Processing triggers for mime-support (3.64ubuntu1) …
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    openrgb

  2. Mark

    It can be easier on Ubuntu at least to use:
    sudo apt install ./openrgb_0.5_amd64_88464d1.deb
    Which installs dependencies automatically.

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