Redshift is a utility to automatically change the colour temperature of your screen based on your location.

Install redshift and the geolocation (geoclue) service with:

sudo pacman -S redshift geoclue2

Troubleshooting geoclue

Sometimes the geoclue agent may not start. It should start as a systemd service, check the status of the service with sudo systemctl status geoclue.service.

Failed to query location: Forbidden means that the location provider (Mozilla by default) has rejected the location query. Try hard coding the location services url to the following in /etc/geoclue/geoclue.conf.


Alternatively, try explicitly allowing redshift access to the geoclue agent by adding the following to /etc/geoclue/geoclue.conf


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