Getting Logitech Litra Glow working on Arch

You’ll need

Making it work

Recently some friends and I have been streaming some games together and due to me being a basement hermit my lighting was pretty shit. On the recommendation of a buddy I picked up the Logitech Litra and wanted to see how I could get it working in Linux. I came across this little app that Kharyam made and decided to try it out. Here’s how to get it all setup on Arch.

  1. first make sure you have app indicator installed.

     $ sudo pacman -Su libappindicator-gtk3 
  2. then add some udev rules for the logitech light

     $ sudo tee /etc/udev/rules.d/82-litra-glow.rules <<< 'SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="046d", ATTR{idProduct}=="c900",MODE="0666"'
  3. plug in your light to an available usb port

  4. Install the driver

     $ pip install litra-driver
  5. add $HOME/.local/bin: to your shell environment path and logout/login (for me it’s zsh)

     $ nano .zshrc
     export PATH=$HOME/.local/bin:$PATH
  6. Now you should be able to run the command line interface to see if it works.

     $ lc --help 
  7. If you get output you’re good to go to run the x11 app.

     $ lcui 
  8. You’re good to go!