Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, WildGuppy is an open source application that enables the users to easily adjust the brightness of their screen, via the Brightness Levels menu. Also, it has a feature for setting the brightness automatically, based on the ambient light, by using camera samples taken at some time intervals.
It can be used via either command-line or from the indicator. The latest version available is WildGuppy 1.0.3, which has been released a while ago.
In this article I will show you how to install WildGuppy 1.0.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Isis, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04 and LXLE 14.04.
Because it is available via PPA, installing WildGuppy 1.0.3 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS and LXLE systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the wildguppy package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fantasyleague0629/wildguppy
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wildguppy
To make WildGuppy start as default, you have to download the wildguppy*.desktop file to ~/.config/autostart/, like this:
$ wget http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/bcnzhxv6mrmipdd/wildguppy-gtk.desktop -O ~/.config/autostart/wildguppy-gtk.desktop
Optional, to remove wildguppy, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove wildguppy