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Aug 18, 2013 - 02:52pm

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    First I want to thank you on effort you put in creating these drivers.

    I am new Linux user, I don't know msch about it, but I really like my new system. 

    Everything runs smoothly exept one thing: I don't have options to adjust my screen options like in windows!

    (example: )

    Is it possible that we once have GUI for these drivers couse it hearts me when I look on my dualboot, shinny and colourfull screen in Windows 7, and colour washed and pale screen in my Linux system.

    Kind regards



    Aug 18, 2013 - 02:52pm
  • Hi emaus78,

    Welcome to the club! There are (non-GUI) tools that exist in the Linux ecosystem that can tweak your display as you desire. I am not aware of any plans to develop a Graphics & Media Control Panel-like tool at this time.

    For now, best advice is to first ensure your display has a properly configured color profile. I did this for my second display. There was a profile for it already, so it was just a matter of enabling it. Configure/calibrate all of your displays. In Ubuntu, this is done by using the Color applet in System Settings. Just to be certain Unity (or fill-in-the-blank desktop environment) fully utilizes the profile, consider logging out and back in again-- no need to reboot in this instance.

    After tweaking/calibrating your color profile, if your display still isn't as vibrant as desired, it's time to break out the command line and utilize 'xrandr'. That tool has many options for color or gamma correction that you can leverage.


    Aug 19, 2013 - 07:51am
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    Well i tried already few things, change colour profiles. played with xgamma..

    even install mint mate so I could install compiz which actually have options to change contrast, saturation.

    Problem is that I couldnt get collors live, strong, vivid how I want, and had it on win7. Also with highest saturation it was still somhow pale, washed..

    I guess I'll have to get used to it that I can't adjust these things it on Linux for now and wait for some better times :)   ,,


    Anyway thanx on your answer and whish you all best!

    Aug 19, 2013 - 04:52pm
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    As datasheet volume 1 is showing sink & interface for Graphics 4600, 5200 & all capable of Deep Color, it is not clear whether pipeline, panel fitting, mux, transcoding stages are capable of 10 bits per color. 

    On hand it's definite that color depth for a static image can be for instance 3840x2160 @ 32bpp (8 bits red, 8 bits green, 8 bits blue & 8 bits transparency), yet is there a capability to make it 30bpp omitting the transparency, so as to increase quantization to 10 bits per color ? 




    Sep 03, 2013 - 07:25pm
  • Hi cquarksnow,

    Today, the Linux kernel driver currently provides "some" support for the Deep Color 30-bit format you spoke of. I say "some" because it depends on which output is being used, whether DisplayPort or HDMI.

    For more in-depth discussion, I would recommend conversing with the kernel driver developers.


    Sep 16, 2013 - 07:25am
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