Today I got my ColorHug colorimeter (for screen calibration) in the mail.
I'm using XFCE, and see that the standard way to load a profile is to just put "xcalib profile.icc" in some autorun.
And I see that by installing the colorhug-client I get a simple way of flashing the device itself.
But what's the standard way to calibrate/profile my monitor in XFCE? Gnome has gnome-color-manager, which seems to make things really easy, but when I installed that and did gcm-calibrate, I just got "No device specified!" and there was no --help at all; does it only work when you're logged into Gnome Shell?
I then tried dispcalGUI, which is quite scary-looking. But this program at least recognized the ColorHug and had big buttons saying Calibrate/Profile which show lots of big coloured squares for my new device to hug. But even after rtfm-ing the terms I'm not 100 % clear on the difference between calibration and profiling/characterisation, can I use the same device for both processes?
Last edited by unhammer (2012-05-23 12:55:02)
Mostly answered at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xf … management
Note: this seems to work
$ sudo pacman -S gnome-settings-daemon $ /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-settings-daemon & $ colormgr get-devices # take note of the Device ID of the one with Type: display, e.g. "xrandr-Acme Corp" $ gcm-calibrate --device="some Device ID"