Ubuntu & Derivatives

Derivatives include:

  • Ubuntu 18.04 (all flavours) or later
  • Linux Mint 19 or later
  • elementaryOS 0.4 or later
  • KDE Neon
  • Pop!_OS 20.04 or later
  • Zorin OS 11 or later

To install, open a Terminal (usually CTRL+ALT+T) and run these commands.

For the tried & tested experience.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:polychromatic/stable
sudo apt 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.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:polychromatic/testing
sudo apt 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.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:polychromatic/edge
sudo apt update

# Full installation
sudo apt install polychromatic

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

Successful builds are usually published within an hour of new commits.

If you wish to switch the branches later, use Software & Updates under the Other Software tab.


Install a backend

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