New installation looks "washed out"

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Re: New installation looks "washed out"

Post by Moem » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:19 am

Did you then also select one of them to be used?
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Re: New installation looks "washed out"

Post by AndyMH » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:37 pm

You need to restart cinnamon or reboot for the changes to have any effect.
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Re: New installation looks "washed out"

Post by ajm » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:56 pm

I would chalk this up to a complete hardware issue. Your card is sending the right info (aside from calibrated info), but as rene said earlier, it may be just a backlight issue. Now you could go the full route of calibrating your monitor by using DisplayCal, or you can adjust things perceptually by making manual adjustments to brightness and contrast on the keyboard. I do the DisplayCal thing since I edit photos semi-professionally, so I like correct color and overall output, and I generate a custom color profile. My old laptop is the same way, too bright and not enough contrast, it's always been that way. The thing isn't worth calibrating, so I just make the hardware adjustments until it looks like something I can handle.

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Re: New installation looks "washed out"

Post by powerchord84 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:10 pm

Meh. I dumped it for a Dell and everything looks great.

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