User switching and screen calibration

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iCheese, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. iCheese macrumors regular

    May 31, 2006
    Hello, I have a problem where my screen color calibration will suddenly change if I fast user switch to another account, and then log out of the second account to log back in to the main account. The screen is a very washed out blue, and looks horrible. I go to system preferences to try to switch back to my color profile, but it doesn't change back no matter what profile I select. If I select Calibrate for a profile, it gives me an error saying "The factory profile for the display could not be found"

    A simple restart and logging back into my account fixes the problem, but it is annoying when this happens. Should I try reinstalling OS X?
  2. MoparShaha macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2003
    San Francisco
    Nope, this is a known bug. It's been happening to me for ages on multiple Macs.
  3. iCheese thread starter macrumors regular

    May 31, 2006
    Fast response :eek: I just finished restarting to regain my color profile, and I had a reply already :D

    Instead of making a new thread, can anyone help me with these other random issues that I have:

    1. When I boot up my macbook, it displays the folder with the question mark in it for a brief moment before it shows the apple. This doesn't affect the functionality of my computer at all, but it is super annoying. Will a reinstall fix this?

    2. How do you prevent iphoto from launching when you insert a thumb drive? I haven't found any way under iphoto or system preferences to stop this from happening.

    3. Neither my macbook or imac will automatically connect to my wi-fi access point upon booting. I have to manually select the access point from the list. It will automatically connect upon awaking from sleep, but never when first booting up. Any recommendations?

  4. Mernak macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2006
    Kirkland, WA
    1. Mine does this too, Don't know if a reinstall will fix.

    2.Thats odd iPhoto doesn't do that for me. Try messing with System prefs->CDs & DVDs. maybe it think it should do the same action if it is on a thumb drive.

    3. go to system prefs ->network -> show:airport -> by default join... It should work
  5. iCheese thread starter macrumors regular

    May 31, 2006
    Hmm, well selecting the automatically join network option didn't exactly work. It would initially connect after logging in, but it would immediately lose its connection, forcing me to manually select the network again. I couldn't find any options regarding the iphoto problem...I think it just starts up iphoto because I have some photos backed up on the thumb drive. It is still annoying though. I am really tempted to reinstall OS X to see if it solves any of those three problems. I probably will give it a try later tonight, after all it doesn't take very long. I will post my results afterwards.
  6. iCheese thread starter macrumors regular

    May 31, 2006
    I did the archive and reinstall, and it fixed both the question mark folder problem, along with the wi-fi connection problem :D

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