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Possibly fix one display profile problem System
After installing Tiger, I noticed that my Dell 2405 looked washed out. I went to the Display Preference Plane and found that the Color Profile had been reset to Generic. I tried to put it to my calibrated profile, but it would not 'stick'. Also attempting to create a new profile failed stating that the 'Factory' profile was missing ... sure enough, it was not in the profile list.

I looked in /Library/ColorSync/Profiles/Displays/ and found two files:

DELL 2405FPW Calibrated-2B284C50.icc
DELL 2405FPW-2B284C50.icc

Compared to the same files on my old 10.3.9 install, the second one had a different size. Replacing the Tiger version with the Pather one fixed the problem.

I am far from sure that Tiger was the culprit... the date stamp on the corrupted file was just a few hours old... but this may help someone with a similar problem.
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Possibly fix one display profile problem
Authored by: landis on Mar 13, '06 09:10:02AM
I'm pretty sure this is actually a nasty bug that was introduced with Fast User Switching and OS X.4 (Tiger). It is extremely annoying and even though it's been around since X.4.0 and reported, it still hasn't been fixed as of X.4.5.

If you have profiled your monitor, and you use Fast User Switching, you'll end up with this generic profile and all of your proper profiles are gone and can't be selected. It will go away if you restart. You can avoid it altogether by logging out of one account and into another (skipping the Fast User Switching menu).

It's been posted before in this hint. I just have an alias to /System -> Library -> Frameworks -> ApplicationServices.framework -> Versions -> A -> Frameworks -> CoreGraphics.framework -> Versions -> A -> Resources -> DMProxy on my desktop and double-click it after a switch. It then opens Terminal, the colors get better, I close Terminal, and I'm done until I next FUS.

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