[Openicc] Profile installation and association for Linux/Unix/X11

Hal V. Engel hvengel at astound.net
Sun Apr 20 19:03:28 PDT 2008

On Sunday 20 April 2008 18:43:23 Robert Krawitz wrote:
>    From: "Hal V. Engel" <hvengel at astound.net>
>    Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2008 18:32:29 -0700
>    On Sunday 20 April 2008 16:54:03 Jon A. Cruz wrote:
>    > On Apr 20, 2008, at 4:34 PM, Hal V. Engel wrote:
>    >
>    > *However* I would warn about using user config for this. A given user
>    > might easily be logged into one home dir from different X11 sessions/
>    > configurations. (I do this sometimes myself).
>    I am not sure I understand the concern here.  Wouldn't a user
>    logged into the same machine through more than one X11 session want
>    to use the same color configuration for all sessions?  After all
>    the color configuration is specific to the hardware not the user or
>    the X11 session.
> It's worse than that -- a particular session may not have constant
> hardware.  For example, if you're using a SunRay or similar thin
> client, your monitor might change over the course of a single session
> (as measured by a single login).  Sessions are portable; I might go
> from one monitor to a completely different one, without logging out.

Again this I think makes my point.  The color configuration data is hardware 
specific not user or session specific.


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