Visual Display Unit virtual control panel

Edit Package vdu_controls
https://github.com/digitaltrails/vdu_controls

vdu_controls is a virtual control panel for externally connected VDUs (visual display units). Controls are included for backlight brightness, and contrast. vdu_controls uses the ddcutil command line utility to interact with external displays via VESA Display Data Channel (DDC) Virtual Control Panel (VCP) standards.

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roke beedell's avatar

Is this the officially maintained package? https://github.com/digitaltrails/vdu_controls?tab=readme-ov-file#installing links to https://software.opensuse.org/package/vdu_controls but it's not available in Factory according to https://software.opensuse.org/package/vdu_controls (despite https://software.opensuse.org//download.html?project=utilities&package=vdu_controls mentioning it).


Michael Hamilton's avatar

No, it's only an experimental package - which basically means it's been accepted as experimental, I had to apply for that. But builds is not curated/vetted by anyone official, they just have to pass through the automated build process.

I need to submit it to factory if it's going to be official, then there's some kind of lengthy approval/legal process that kicks in.


Michael Hamilton's avatar

There is now an official package in factory: https://build.opensuse.org/package/show/openSUSE:Factory/vdu_controls

The factory package is available as a Tumbleweed official package: https://software.opensuse.org/package/vdu_controls


Malcolm Lewis's avatar

@mchnz great news :)


Michael Hamilton's avatar

Thanks for all the help with this. I'm now wondering whether I should also submit ddcutil-service, my D-Bus front end to libddcutil - https://build.opensuse.org/package/show/home:mchnz/ddcutil-service

When the new/pending vdu_controls 2.0 is configured to use ddcutil-service, DDC access is up to 10 times faster, the UI feels much snappier. (https://build.opensuse.org/package/show/home:mchnz/vdu_controls).

It's possible Sanford Rockowitz, the author of ddcutil, will pick up and distribute the service, but it may take some time to sort out the details.

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