Debian

To ensure the latest updates, add the repository and signing key below. Alternately, packages can be obtained from the release notes, although the software won’t stay up-to-date that way.

For the tried & tested experience.

echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/polychromatic/stable/ubuntu focal main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/polychromatic.list
sudo apt-key adv --recv-key --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 96B9CD7C22E2C8C5
sudo apt-get update

# Full installation
sudo apt install polychromatic

# Or, selectively install components
sudo apt install polychromatic-controller polychromatic-tray-applet polychromatic-cli

Get the latest software updates as soon as they're ready for wider testing.

echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/polychromatic/testing/ubuntu focal main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/polychromatic.list
sudo apt-key adv --recv-key --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 96B9CD7C22E2C8C5
sudo apt-get update

# Full installation
sudo apt install polychromatic

# Or, selectively install components
sudo apt install polychromatic-controller polychromatic-tray-applet polychromatic-cli

It's cutting edge, you'll be the first to receive new features and improvements from the master branch.

echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/polychromatic/edge/ubuntu focal main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/polychromatic.list
sudo apt-key adv --recv-key --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 96B9CD7C22E2C8C5
sudo apt-get update

# Full installation
sudo apt install polychromatic

# Or, selectively install components
sudo apt install polychromatic-controller polychromatic-tray-applet polychromatic-cli

What’s this, Ubuntu?!

Launchpad acts as the repository host for this package archive. The packages and dependencies are compatible between Debian and Ubuntu.


Install a backend

If you haven't already, you'll need to install a backend that provides support for your device.