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How To Install OpenRGB on Linux Mint 20

Install OpenRGB on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install OpenRGB on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, OpenRGB earlier known as OpenAuraSDK is a free and open-source application to control RGB lighting for a multitude of devices, independent of the manufacturer. OpenRGB also comes with a plugin interface that can extend the software’s functionality even further. It’s available for Linux and Microsoft Windows.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of an OpenRGB on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install OpenRGB on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing OpenRGB on Linux Mint 20.

By default, OpenRGB is not available on the Linux Mint 20 base repository. Now we add the OpenRGB repository to your system using the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thopiekar/openrgb

Finally, update the apt packages and install them:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install openrgb

Verify the installed version using the following command:

openrgb --version

Step 3. Accessing OpenRGB on Linux Mint.

Once we finish with the installation, we will find OpenRGB in the Mint menu, in the Accessories section or you can launch it through the terminal with the help of the command shown below:


Install OpenRGB on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Congratulations! You have successfully installed OpenRGB. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of OpenRGB on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official OpenRGB website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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