Default color profile looks very dull

Bug #1727232 reported by Daniel van Vugt on 2017-10-25
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
chromium-browser (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

Using the default Gnome color profile, everything looks very dull in Chromium. Just look at the colours of the lettering on www.google.com.

To fix this I have to set:

  Settings > Devices > Color > (my monitor) = OFF

now restart Chromium and the color is correct and much more vibrant.

So is it Chromium handling the color profile wrong, or Gnome providing a bad default profile that should never have been enabled by default?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
Package: chromium-browser 62.0.3202.62-0ubuntu0.17.10.1380
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-16.19-generic 4.13.4
Uname: Linux 4.13.0-16-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
DRM.card0-DP-1:
 enabled: disabled
 dpms: Off
 status: disconnected
 edid-base64:
 modes:
DRM.card0-DP-2:
 enabled: enabled
 dpms: On
 status: connected
 edid-base64: AP///////wAQrEbwTEoxQQUZAQS1NCB4Oh31rk81syUNUFSlSwCBgKlA0QBxTwEBAQEBAQEBKDyAoHCwI0AwIDYABkQhAAAaAAAA/wBZQ00wRjUxUkExSkwKAAAA/ABERUxMIFUyNDEzCiAgAAAA/QA4TB5REQAKICAgICAgAUICAx3xUJAFBAMCBxYBHxITFCAVEQYjCR8HgwEAAAI6gBhxOC1AWCxFAAZEIQAAHgEdgBhxHBYgWCwlAAZEIQAAngEdAHJR0B4gbihVAAZEIQAAHowK0Iog4C0QED6WAAZEIQAAGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 modes: 1920x1200 1920x1080 1920x1080 1920x1080i 1920x1080i 1920x1080 1920x1080i 1920x1080 1920x1080 1600x1200 1280x1024 1280x1024 1152x864 1280x720 1280x720 1280x720 1024x768 1024x768 800x600 800x600 720x576 720x480 720x480 640x480 640x480 640x480 720x400
DRM.card0-HDMI-A-1:
 enabled: disabled
 dpms: Off
 status: disconnected
 edid-base64:
 modes:
DRM.card0-HDMI-A-2:
 enabled: disabled
 dpms: Off
 status: disconnected
 edid-base64:
 modes:
DRM.card0-VGA-1:
 enabled: disabled
 dpms: Off
 status: disconnected
 edid-base64:
 modes:
Date: Wed Oct 25 16:20:34 2017
Desktop-Session:
 'None'
 'None'
 '/home/dan/.local/share/flatpak/exports/share:/var/lib/flatpak/exports/share:/usr/local/share:/usr/share:/var/lib/snapd/desktop'
DetectedPlugins:

Env:
 'None'
 'None'
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-05-03 (175 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Alpha amd64 (20170502)
InstalledPlugins:
 /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins:
   => libgnome-shell-browser-plugin.so
         (size: 18856 bytes, mtime: Wed Oct 18 21:05:32 2017)
Load-Avg-1min: 0.18
Load-Processes-Running-Percent: 0.2%
MachineType: LENOVO 30AJS05700
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-16-generic.efi.signed root=UUID=1446940d-616b-4f78-926f-05ddb67580b8 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: chromium-browser
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 08/02/2015
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: FBKTB6AUS
dmi.board.name: SHARKBAY
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: SDK0E50519 PRO
dmi.chassis.type: 7
dmi.chassis.vendor: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvrFBKTB6AUS:bd08/02/2015:svnLENOVO:pn30AJS05700:pvrThinkStationP300:rvnLENOVO:rnSHARKBAY:rvrSDK0E50519PRO:cvnToBeFilledByO.E.M.:ct7:cvrToBeFilledByO.E.M.:
dmi.product.family: To be filled by O.E.M.
dmi.product.name: 30AJS05700
dmi.product.version: ThinkStation P300
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO
modified.conffile..etc.default.chromium-browser: [deleted]

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :
tags: added: visual-quality
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

I had the same problem with Chrome in Unity on Ubuntu 16.04 too. And the same solution too - disable the default color profile.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME. If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the color don't seem to change with g-s-d in use or not here, could be hardware specific

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

Same here, my external monitor actually didn't have a color profile associated. I added one, but that didn't make a difference in chromium.

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

It has to be a *correct* colour profile (i.e. one you made with a colorimeter) or none at all. Seems the default one is a bit broken.

Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Medium
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Paul White (paulw2u) on 2019-02-18
tags: added: bionic
removed: artful
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Maybe this bug needs to merge with bug 938751. Although that one is a bit more out of date, they had at least established that colour profiles were the problem back in 2012.

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