[colord] colord not seeingscreens (maybe faulty EDID?)

Chris Lilley chris at w3.org
Thu May 10 10:48:21 PDT 2012

On Sunday, May 6, 2012, 12:15:05 PM, Richard wrote:

RH> On 6 May 2012 09:12, Chris Lilley <chris at w3.org> wrote:
>> Richard Hughes suggested I post to this list regarding gnome color manager not finding any color managed devices (i.e. being unaware that a screen exists) as it may be a colord issue.

RH> Okay, the first thing to do is to check why gnome-settings-daemon is
RH> ignoring the device and not registering something with colord. I'm
RH> assuming you're not running the nvidia binary, 

No, running nouveau

RH> so could you please do:

RH> killall gnome-settings-daemon

This brings up a system admin prompt saying that su privs are needed 'to install a color profile'. I can eventually escape from this.

RH> killall gnome-settings-daemon
RH> (press alt-f4 to clear the fail-whale)

Assuming fail whale a "Oh no! Something has gone wrong" black screen of linux death inviting me to relogin? OK, alt-f4 gets me out of that.

RH> /usr/libexec/gnome-settings-daemon --debug

RH> and then attach the *whole* log back to the mailing list. Thanks dude.

I don't have a /usr/libexec under OpenSUSE but I do have /usr/lib64. But gnome-settings-daemon-3.0 in there is a directory containing a bunch of plugins and .so files:

chris at Asklepios:~> ls /usr/lib64/ | grep settings
chris at Asklepios:~> killall gnome-settings-daemon
chris at Asklepios:~> killall gnome-settings-daemon
chris at Asklepios:~> /usr/lib64/gnome-settings-daemon
bash: /usr/lib64/gnome-settings-daemon: No such file or directory
chris at Asklepios:~> /usr/lib64/gnome-settings-daemon-3.0/
bash: /usr/lib64/gnome-settings-daemon-3.0/: Is a directory
chris at Asklepios:~> ls /usr/lib64/gnome-settings-daemon-3.0/
a11y-keyboard.gnome-settings-plugin  libmouse.so
a11y-settings.gnome-settings-plugin  liborientation.so
background.gnome-settings-plugin     libpower.so
clipboard.gnome-settings-plugin      libprint-notifications.so
color.gnome-settings-plugin          libsmartcard.so
cursor.gnome-settings-plugin         libsound.so
gconf.gnome-settings-plugin          libupdates.so
gtk-modules                          libwacom.so
housekeeping.gnome-settings-plugin   libxrandr.so
keybindings.gnome-settings-plugin    libxsettings.so
keyboard.gnome-settings-plugin       media-keys.gnome-settings-plugin
liba11y-keyboard.so                  mouse.gnome-settings-plugin
liba11y-settings.so                  orientation.gnome-settings-plugin
libbackground.so                     power.gnome-settings-plugin
libclipboard.so                      print-notifications.gnome-settings-plugin
libcolor.so                          smartcard.gnome-settings-plugin
libcursor.so                         sound.gnome-settings-plugin
libgconf.so                          updates.gnome-settings-plugin
libhousekeeping.so                   wacom.gnome-settings-plugin
libkeybindings.so                    xrandr.gnome-settings-plugin
libkeyboard.so                       xsettings.gnome-settings-plugin

I can't find a command to restart the daemon

chris at Asklepios:~> which gnome-settings-daemon
which: no gnome-settings-daemon in (/usr/lib64/mpi/gcc/openmpi/bin:/home/chris/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/games:/usr/lib64/jvm/jre/bin:/usr/lib/mit/bin:/usr/lib/mit/sbin)
chris at Asklepios:~> 

 Chris Lilley   Technical Director, Interaction Domain                 
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead, Fonts Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
 Member, CSS, WebFonts, SVG Working Groups

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