Color profile for VGA dual-monitor reverts to default after reboot

Bug #977337 reported by Dražen Lučanin on 2012-04-09
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gnome-color-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have 2 monitors - 1 DVI and 1 VGA. After loading .icc profiles (created using an Apple Macbook) both look fine. After a reboot, though, they both revert to default settings. The DVI monitor can than be set to the correct profile again, but the VGA monitor reverts to the default profile approx. 1 sec after clicking the calibrated profile radio button. To get the right profile working on the VGA screen I have to turn it off and back on in the display settings first.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gnome-color-manager 3.4.0-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-22.35-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-22-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
ApportVersion: 2.0-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Apr 9 18:30:05 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120228.1)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: gnome-color-manager
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Dražen Lučanin (kermit666) wrote :
description: updated
Hannu N (garbage-collector-) wrote :

Looks related to each other to me.

$ uname -a
Linux wkbox 3.13.0-24-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 23:30:00 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, 32GB RAM, i7-4770K, 3+TB disk.
MB: ASUS Maximus Hero 6, GFX: Asus GTX780 DirectCU II/3GB

Got Nvidia drivers running by first installing
$ sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings-319
$ sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings-319-updates
then followed by:
$ sudo sh
The driver asks for signing, I said NO - didn't known how to get it signed.

I currently have FOUR monitors, neither of them get the profile loaded at boot.
I can double click each profile in System Settings > Color - to apparentlu have them applied.
Profiles created with / Spyder 4 and Ubuntu Color manager (System Settings > Color)

Hannu N (garbage-collector-) wrote :

^--- gnome-color-manager 3.8.3-1ubuntu1

CHANGE: The FIRST monitor - the one that is active as tyhe machine boots - has the profile loaded as the desktop appears. The other three has to have profiles 'activated' through double clicks on the profile in "System Settings > Color".

Hannu N (garbage-collector-) wrote :

NOTE: If Rhythmbox is started on one of the extra displays, AND there is "Artwork" to display - then the profiles gets pulled in - on ALL displays.

Hannu N (garbage-collector-) wrote :

General cleanup:
1. Uninstall of proprietary drivers,
2. over to xorg-edgers instead.
3. "Startup applications" (search 'start' in dash home) had dispcalGUI present as first item, 'Nvidia X server settings' as last.
Removal of dispcal and uninstalling it ( apt get remove dispcal*')
4. followed by removal of Argyll1.6.3 (which I had added by hand)from $PATH

Problem - fixed.

Hannu N (garbage-collector-) wrote :

Problem back:

The last group in:

$ tail -n 3 /etc/group

appears NOT work.

If I SWAP thos lines I get either USB in Virtualbox 4.3.12 working
ALL screen-profiles loaded (created with System Settings > Color > Calibrate)

Hannu N (garbage-collector-) wrote :

Apparent, verified temporary fix:
$ tail -n 1 /etc/group

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