firefox gfx.color_management.mode colors displayed incorrectly

Bug #787824 reported by Evertjan Garretsen on 2011-05-24
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

In Ubuntu 11.04 colors are not displayed correctly in firefox. The sollution:

go to about:config and change the value for gfx.color_management.mode from 2 to 0 and restart firefox.

I've added two screenshots to show the wrong displayed colors on a very popular dutch news site www.nu.nl

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: firefox 4.0.1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic-pae 2.6.38.2
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic-pae i686
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue May 24 23:56:23 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
FirefoxPackages:
 firefox 4.0.1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.2
 flashplugin-installer 10.3.181.14ubuntu0.11.04.1
 adobe-flashplugin N/A
 icedtea-plugin 1.1~20110420-0ubuntu1
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: firefox
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Evertjan Garretsen (egarretsen) wrote :
Evertjan Garretsen (egarretsen) wrote :

Another attachment to show how the colors should be displayed.

The colors appear wrong on many many sites. This is annoying for unexperienced computer users and they will not use firefox 4 and switch to Chrome or Opera which do not use color management as far as i know.

Evertjan Garretsen (egarretsen) wrote :

Even the colors of this launchpad site appear wrong look at the Ubuntu logo.

This happened to me with firefox 4 on two different notebooks. So i know this problem affects many many people.

Tory (tory-andrew-law) wrote :

Confirmed and setting gfx.color_management.mode to 0 fixed it.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Mozaic (mozaic) wrote :

I reproduce with Ubuntu 12.04.1 and Firefox 16.0.1 but with an another website:
http://www.patrickgermain.eu/

I try to found on bugzilla, and i found 4 bugs who could be related with one. If someone who understand best english than can make a better selection than my...
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=456017
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=756877
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=781156
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=621474

It's amaizing that a such old bug exist in Firefox (2008).

An answer, here?? http://kb.mozillazine.org/Gfx.color_management.enabled
But i don't understand the text

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