Control the lights of Alienware computers under GNU/Linux systems.
AKBL is a software to control the lights of Alienware computers (The keyboard, the logo, the speakers, etc..).
It is designed to be easy and comfortable to use and its graphical interface will allow you to easily create, delete and modify profiles.
Also, thanks to the options menu you will be able to customize the GUI and the default behavior of the program.
The Python bindings allow to modify the computer lights by using other programs signals.
Some examples are to modify the colors when receiving an email, when monitoring things like the weather or the CPU temperature.
import time import random from AKBL.Bindings import Bindings AKBLConnection=Bindings() r = lambda: random.randint(0,255) while True: # Generate a random hex color random_hex_color='#%02X%02X%02X' % (r(),r(),r()) # Set the color in mode fixed AKBLConnection.set_colors('fixed', 100, random_hex_color) # Wait 2 seconds time.sleep(2)
The program comes with some default commands for those who doesn't know about programming. These commands can be easily added to hotkeys.
Usage: akbl <option> Options: --change Change the computer lights on/off. --on Turn on the computer lights. --off Turn off the computer lights. --set-profile <profile_name> Turn on the selected profile. --model-chooser Start the model chooser. --start-indicator Start the indicator. --start-daemon Start the daemon. --daemon-is-on Return weather the daemon is running or not. --block-testing Display the block testing window. -h, --help Display this dialog. -v, --version Display the software version. -l, --license Display the software license. *If no option is introduced the graphical interface is launched.
System Tray Indicator
To finish, the software also has a system tray indicator. It allows starting the GUI, turning the lights On/Off, and choosing profiles.
By default it is not enabled, but it can be added to the start session of a user with the command akbl --start-indicator
Under the XFCE environment this can be done over Settings > Session and Startup > Application AutoStart