Colour Profiles ignored in Mint18 Cinnamon?

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Colour Profiles ignored in Mint18 Cinnamon?

Postby Heston_in_Mtl » Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:12 am

Hi there, just installed Mint 18 on an old Samsung ultrabook and I really really need to calibrate this monitor.

However, whenever I apply an ICC profile in the stock "Colour" app or in xcalib, the profile is applied for one screen refresh then the screen reverts to default (meaning I see a flicker of the desired output, then back to original. The Colour app still indicates the new profile is applied, but it's not).

Interestingly, I get the same result with xgamma (which is to say, no result, although xgamma retains my manual settings).

Is anyone else out there experiencing this?
Thanks

Update: Experiencing the exact same issue with Argyll/DispCal and dispwin. ICC profile loads for a split second then reverts. This is hurting my eyes. Someone please help...

INXI output:

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System:    Host: MintBook2 Kernel: 4.4.0-45-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.0.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18 Sarah
Machine:   System: SAMSUNG product: 530U3BI/530U4BI/530U4BH v: 0.1
           Mobo: SAMSUNG model: 530U3BI/530U4BI/530U4BH v: FAB1
           Bios: Phoenix v: 06XK date: 03/16/2012
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-2467M (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 6386
           clock speeds: max: 2300 MHz 1: 895 MHz 2: 809 MHz 3: 823 MHz
           4: 817 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.07hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-45-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 [Rainbow Peak]
           driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: xx:xx:xx
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: xx:xx:xx
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 516.1GB (4.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HTS54505 size: 500.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: SanDisk_SSD_i100 size: 16.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 11G used: 7.8G (80%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2
           ID-2: /home size: 459G used: 10G (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.18GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0C mobo: 29.8C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 212 Uptime: 17 min Memory: 1358.0/3845.2MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.421) inxi: 2.2.35

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Re: Colour Profiles ignored in Mint18 Cinnamon?

Postby Heston_in_Mtl » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:01 pm

SOLVED

Well this is embarrassing, but it seems that I had f.lux running in the background, which was overriding my manual colour profiles.
I would have hoped f.lux would have simply adjusted the hue/brightness of the base display profile, but alas it seems to load its own. Maybe Redshift is more what I'm looking for.

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Re: Colour Profiles ignored in Mint18 Cinnamon?

Postby DavidCBillen » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:05 pm

redshift "takes over" as well. Per their documentation if you really cared about having a calibrated monitor you wouldn't be using it anyway.

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Re: Colour Profiles ignored in Mint18 Cinnamon?

Postby Heston_in_Mtl » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:17 pm

Thanks for the reply.

Sometimes I'm doing colour sensitive work and care about calibration, sometimes I'm just answering emails at night. Would be nice to have a time-of-day app that simply overlaid "filters" on top of my existing icc profile, but i recognize this is edge case. Nothing for it but to flip the apps on and off manually.


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