ML Fresh Install: Screen color change with gfc card switching

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by klooney, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I did a clean install on Mountain Lion on my macbook pro, now whenever I open up an application that uses the discrete graphics card the screen changes colors slighly. Anyone else having this issue.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Having the same issue, namely with Parallels and Aperture. Anyone know how to solve this?
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Anyone know if there is away to resolve this?
     
  4. macrumors member

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    Im also having this issue, im not using gfx card status.. Just by going to system preference then Energy Save, when I click the automatic graphics switching the color profile changes also.. when i go to Display then color settings theres no other profiles to change to. When im on integrated it shows all profiles
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Looks like this was an over sight on Apple's part... I hope this is addressed with an update soon!
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    I, too, am getting the same issue.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    (Video) Same Experience

    I captured the effect on my phone.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYvSP3wAIa0&feature=plcp

    I'm having the same problems, and I've been using gfxCardStatus to try and see if I can prevent it. Seems like that program is very unstable on Mountain Lion as well. Apple better get on this, as Chrome is a lot more painful to use.
     
  8. agfrg, Aug 1, 2012
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    https://discussions.apple.com/message/19064067#19064067

    This has solved the problem for me (at least for now). Going to reboot to see if it holds up.

    EDIT: It solved, now the color profile remains the same.

    EDIT 2: It's back again. I've read in the Apple Discussions that this is a problem for people with SSDs. But it seems that if you boot with the discrete graphics it goes away for some time.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Frustrating

    Yep I'm having the same troubles when opening Photoshop- the screen colour profile changes to a blue tinge (like 9300 in the display calibrator menu) rather than the natural screen colour, makes it hard to work on some graphics I've got going at the moment! Hope they sort this out soon...
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    restart

    I tried restarting my MacBook and opening PS from the applications folder and it seems to have worked - Photoshop back to normal at least for the moment...
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    the gfxcardstatus fix does work (thanks to Cody Krieger) - I really hope they release an update for this soon, the community seems to be quite on top of this one : )


    mid 2010 i7 MacBook Pro
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    Monitor profiling (ColorSync) is currently broken in 10.8. The reason why you're seeing a slight shift in colouring has to do with a whole bunch of other problems people have been having.

    They don't seem to care about the issue enough to fix it in 10.8.1, so you'll probably have to wait until 10.8.2 to get it fixed. The only solution at the moment is to disable graphics card switching.

    -SC
     
  13. macrumors 65816

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    See I'm glad I saved the money and didn't get the desecrate graphics mini.
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    Was this problem solved with 10.8.1?
     
  15. ugp, Aug 28, 2012
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    I just started getting this problem when I updated to 10.8.2 Dev Build.

    UPDATE: Reseting the PRAM fixed my issue it seems.
     
  16. macrumors member

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    I have the same problem when my macbook pro mid2010 17inch with an Agility 3 ssd, is using the gfx card.
    At first I thought that it is a new feature, but after reading this thread, I realized that this is a bug.

    (I am using ML 10.8.1 - clean install)
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    i also have the same issue, when i open google chrome, aperture... etc... hope this gets fixed
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    The Fix

    gfxCardStatus lets you override the system and stay on the integrated GPU, but that sucks.

    The fix, amazingly, is to log out and back in. Then you can switch GPU's and the color shift is gone.
     
  19. macrumors member

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    Problem persists on mountain lion 10.8.2.
    Let's hope that they will fix it in 10.8.3.
     
  20. macrumors regular

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    my old MBP 2010 had the same problem, i ran onyx when i got the problem at it would be gone for maybe a week.
     
  21. macrumors 65816

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    Problem still exist on 10.8.3...
     

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