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Aug 17, 2013 - 02:50am

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    So, when I updated to kernel 3.11-rc5 to get the HDMI audio to work (see earlier thread here) with it the gamma /brightness/contrast of the video output changed. With the default kernel everything looked good but with the new kernel dark areas in movies look very grayish and fugly. I tried adjusting the gamma with x-gamma but that only seems to affect the desktop and not overlay video. Is there any way to adjust gamma/color settings for the video drivers directly, just like you can on windows?


    EDIT: Ok, so after some additional research, I think it has to do with the colorspace setting rather than gamma, that the new kernel outputs in Limited RGB (16-235) rather than Full RGB (0-255). Don't ask me why. Either way, can I change this back to Full RGB?


    EDIT2: Nvm, I found a solution!

    sudo xrandr --output HDMI2 --set "Broadcast RGB" "Full"

    Unfortunatly this setting can't be set in xorg.conf, so I must add is as startup script to make it last after reboot.

    Aug 17, 2013 - 02:50am