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10.4: Avoid a fast user switching color profile bug
Authored by: pavao on Jan 09, '06 12:22:22PM

This happens regularly to me too. I use a workaround that I have found some time ago that has worked every time. When you first start up your Mac, login to at least 2 accounts using fast user switching before you ever put it to sleep. From here on, you can do whatever you want (including putting it to sleep) that the color profiles will be OK. It works on my iMac G5. I'd like to hear about how it goes for others.



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10.4: Avoid a fast user switching color profile bug
Authored by: atverd on Jan 09, '06 12:56:46PM

I've tried this after reboot - doesn't work for me. As soon as I login to my second account display looks ok, but can't switch display profiles any more (only beep and nothing else) and then when I switch back to my primary account I'm getting the blinding screen.



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10.4: Avoid a fast user switching color profile bug
Authored by: mschaff on Jan 09, '06 05:10:33PM

When you encounter the problem (i.e. a bright mis-colored display), open Terminal and type:

/System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/\
Versions/A/Frameworks/CoreGraphics.framework/Versions/A/Resources/DMProxy

(all on one line, or paste as shown with the backslashes). This will do what the hint is referring to. I couldn't get it to work as a login item, but it corrected the problem when I ran the command above.

By the way, thanks for this hint. It's great!



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