Changing the overall color palette and font size?

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Changing the overall color palette and font size?

Post by SmartAleq » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:32 pm

Okay, rank n00b here, just installed Cinnamon on a brand new laptop (shipped with Win10 but pbbllth to THAT) and I have it up and running more or less but especially in Firefox the color values are AWFUL, too yellowy and flat and the brightness is all wrong. I did try turning brightness down in Power Manager but that doesn't seem to be what I'm looking for. I can see there's something marked "color" and there are "color profiles" but nothing seems to work. What the heck am I doing here?

I did some searching here and found something like "gnome color manager" and apparently downloaded it (it was a terminal string I copypasta'd) but I don't know where the hell that might be now or what it's supposed to do. I also found something called "redshift" that seems to have something to do with the color palette but it failed to run, is what it said after I quit.

As is titanically obvious, I have NO idea what the hell I'm doing here so any help would be appreciated.

I just want my websites not to look jaundiced, is this too much to ask? And to be able to have a font that I can read without getting nose prints all over the screen. I've been round and round with THAT and I might have fought it to a standstill but no guarantees.

System info is below--I'd wrap code tags around it but those don't seem to work either and aren't displaying as buttons so I guess that's yet another issue I'll have to tackle! I'm having a sneaking suspicion that my drivers are less than optimal but when I try to update those I get nothing.

Host: MintyFresh Kernel: 4.15.0-54-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.2.4 Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina
base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic
Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Inspiron 3785 v: 1.4.0 serial: <filter>
Mobo: Dell model: 0VY1RG v: X01 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: 1.4.0
date: 05/29/2019
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 39.9 Wh condition: 39.9/42.0 Wh (95%)
model: BYD 48,39,36,33,00,00,00 status: Full
Topology: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 2500U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx
bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen L2 cache: 2048 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
bogomips: 31938
Speed: 1371 MHz min/max: 1600/2000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1369 2: 1419
3: 1372 4: 1373 5: 1596 6: 1402 7: 1470 8: 1977
Device-1: AMD Raven Ridge [Radeon Vega Series / Radeon Vega Mobile Series]
vendor: Dell driver: N/A bus ID: 03:00.0
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: ati,fbdev
unloaded: modesetting,radeon,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~77Hz
OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 8.0 128 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 19.0.8
direct render: Yes
Device-1: AMD vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 03:00.1
Device-2: AMD vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 03:00.6
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-54-generic
Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Dell
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus ID: 01:00.0
IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Dell driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel port: 2000 bus ID: 02:00.0
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-3: Atheros type: USB driver: btusb bus ID: 3-2.4:4
IF-ID-1: tun0 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: N/A
Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 15.88 GiB (1.7%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: MQ04ABF100 size: 931.51 GiB
ID-1: / size: 915.40 GiB used: 15.87 GiB (1.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
System Temperatures: cpu: 74.4 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3100
Processes: 241 Uptime: 19h 24m Memory: 9.72 GiB used: 2.84 GiB (29.2%)
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20
inxi: 3.0.32

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