[thelist] why web pages look having different color on different LCDs?

Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz
Mon Dec 8 20:33:03 CST 2008

sbeam wrote:
> On Sunday 07 December 2008 11:28, Bob Meetin wrote:
>> If I move the monitor over to that other, Windows PC, the colors are as
>> they should be. What tool or application do I need to access, even
>> download, to correct this?  I don't see any screen setting under Display
>> that control the number or array of colors.
> Sounds like the brightness/contrast/gamma is way off...
> http://www.normankoren.com/makingfineprints1A.html
> This is more because of the different video cards in the two machines, not the 
> OS. Probably a good idea to calibrate the monitor anytime you move it anyway, 
> especially between machines - so make sure your black level and white level 
> is correct, and your color temp is right for your room.
> http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/
> But if you still want to tweak the linux box's settings, start here:
> http://www.linux.com/articles/113936
> <tip type="design">
> keep your LCD monitor reasonably well calibrated at all times
> http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/
> </tip>
> enjoy,
> Sam

Solution on board!

My son has a brand new ACER 22" monitor. We tested his monitor with my PC/OS - but no diff.  So he pulled out a different monitor cable which he said was better 
and it worked. With a DVI vs VGA monitor cable #eeeeee came back to life. Solution = DVI monitor cable.
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