Installing ddcutil From Prebuilt Packages

Prebuilt packages fall into 2 groups, those maintained as part of the ddcutil project, and those in Linux distribution repositories.

If no prebuilt package is available for your distribution, or if using AMD's proprietary fglrx driver, ddcutil must be built from source.

Prebuilt Packages Maintained by the ddcutil Project

These packages are rebuilt with each ddcutil release.

Packages for recent Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, and Ubuntu releases are available for download from the openSUSE Build Service. Unfortunately, there's not one clean link for downloading OBS packages, so here are several.

  • Add repository and download package ddcutil. This is all you will need if just installing the command line version of ddcutil.
  • All ddcutil packages Packages for both the command line and shared library version of ddcutil. Note that the development package is named libddcutil-devel on RPM based distributions (SUSE, Fedora) and libddcutil-dev on dpkg based distributions (Debian, Ubuntu).
  • File system view

For Ubuntu xenial, there's a PPA. To use it, add the following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb xenial main 
deb-src xenial main 

Note that this PPA is marked as xenial, but is valid for subsequent Ubuntu releases as well.

Prebuilt Packages Maintained by Linux Distributions

Note it may take some time for the lasted "upstream" version of ddcutil to appear in "downstream" distributions.

Downstream ddcutil packages can be found at the following locations:

For an up to date list of ddcutil package locations, see the Repology web site.