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> ATI : I just upgraded to the current catalyst. At the same time I had to reinstall the OS and all programs. Meaning resetting all preferences in all areas.
> ATI :
> ATI : I don't want to let adobe set up the display. I want the display to be entirely under ATI's control.
> ATI :
> ATI : I can't recall what I did previously to be booting and having the display set correctly.
> ATI :
> ATI : Now I have to boot to a dark desktop, open ATI's display settings to the color tab to get the correct display gamma.
> ATI :
> ATI : I have it set to use a default profile that I did create with adobe gamma, but it's having zero effect.
> ATI :
> ATI : If I set the adobe loader on startup, the ATI will be out of whack. It'll assume it's default boot darkness is still working despite the adobe loader setting things to the correct lighter gamma.
> ATI :
> ATI : What am I missing on getting ATI to boot and switch to the lighter gamma ?

I posted the above to the ATI NG, but I got zero response. I don't really think
anyone in that group has any info on ATI. ATI's real tight with support.

I'm just posting it here case someone has a clue as to how I had it set
previously where the ATI did all the control instead of adobe gamma.

Blast you pccillin. worst virus in 7 years and it came from the virus cleaner
software.

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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    In news:j9us61l9942gtk7k5ums0ebfsoe91s0d06@4ax.com,
    Husky <cbminfo@toast.net> had this to say:

    My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:


    >> ATI : What am I missing on getting ATI to boot and switch to the
    >> lighter gamma ?

    I'm going to be honest and tell you that I have no idea but no one has
    answered your post yet so I do have a suggestion. There are people who are
    into the different video cards in the customization group.
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize would be where I'd post that question.

    Finally, I use nVidia... Does your ATI come with a driver helper bit of
    software that loads on startup? Is there an installation CD that came with
    this that has more than just the drivers? With the nVidia I have a whole
    extra setting in my advanced section of my display options and I can have a
    right click context menu addition (on the desktop) or an item that loads in
    the taskbar which will give direct access to it. Does ATI offer something
    similar? I've not used ATI since the Rage PRO III model I'm afraid.

    Galen
    --

    "My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me
    the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am
    in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial
    stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for
    mental exaltation." -- Sherlock Holmes
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    On Wed, 27 Apr 2005 09:57:36 -0400, "Galen" <galennews@gmail.com> wrote:

    >In news:j9us61l9942gtk7k5ums0ebfsoe91s0d06@4ax.com,
    >Husky <cbminfo@toast.net> had this to say:
    >
    > My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
    >
    >
    >>> ATI : What am I missing on getting ATI to boot and switch to the
    >>> lighter gamma ?
    >
    >I'm going to be honest and tell you that I have no idea but no one has
    >answered your post yet so I do have a suggestion. There are people who are
    >into the different video cards in the customization group.
    >microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize would be where I'd post that question.

    Well it's worth a try. I'm just resetting all the settings after the PCC crash.
    They're all screwed up.

    I have to wonder just who all these default settings are perfect as is ?
    win 98 wasn't, and now XP pro is definitely not.

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    more pix @ http://members.toast.net/cbminfo/index.html
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    In news:369v61t6u05o4mbv48940h3v9m79rscqku@4ax.com,
    Husky <cbminfo@toast.net> had this to say:

    My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

    > Well it's worth a try. I'm just resetting all the settings after the
    > PCC crash. They're all screwed up.
    >
    > I have to wonder just who all these default settings are perfect as
    > is ?
    > win 98 wasn't, and now XP pro is definitely not.

    Often called DUHFault by those in the know. :)

    Galen
    --

    "My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me
    the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am
    in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial
    stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for
    mental exaltation." -- Sherlock Holmes
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    Husky on 27/04/2005 wrote:

    > On Wed, 27 Apr 2005 09:57:36 -0400, "Galen" <galennews@gmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > In news:j9us61l9942gtk7k5ums0ebfsoe91s0d06@4ax.com,
    > >Husky <cbminfo@toast.net> had this to say:
    > >
    > > My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
    > >
    > >
    > >>> ATI : What am I missing on getting ATI to boot and switch to the
    > >>> lighter gamma ?
    > >
    > > I'm going to be honest and tell you that I have no idea but no one
    > > has answered your post yet so I do have a suggestion. There are
    > > people who are into the different video cards in the customization
    > > group. microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize would be where I'd
    > > post that question.
    >
    > Well it's worth a try. I'm just resetting all the settings after the
    > PCC crash. They're all screwed up.
    >
    > I have to wonder just who all these default settings are perfect as
    > is ? win 98 wasn't, and now XP pro is definitely not.

    I haven't used ATI, but, from what I've seen, in most card's drivers
    you can access Gamma correction via Settings > Advanced > Colour
    Adjustment or words to that effect.

    Meanwhile, if your screen is too dark on default settings then you may
    have to consider getting a new monitor. OK, you can maybe correct it
    at present, but, it could be on the way out (it takes time). I had
    that problem a struggled on for years, but, recently bought a new
    monitor, a LaCie, and now I find brightness, contrast and colour are
    perfect with everything set to default...what a relief, no more
    twiddling.

    Rob
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    On 30 Apr 2005 22:06:05 GMT, "Canopus" <BNRAGMAOKKXT@spammotel.com> wrote:


    >I haven't used ATI, but, from what I've seen, in most card's drivers
    >you can access Gamma correction via Settings > Advanced > Colour
    >Adjustment or words to that effect.
    >
    >Meanwhile, if your screen is too dark on default settings then you may
    >have to consider getting a new monitor. OK, you can maybe correct it
    >at present, but, it could be on the way out (it takes time). I had
    >that problem a struggled on for years, but, recently bought a new
    >monitor, a LaCie, and now I find brightness, contrast and colour are
    >perfect with everything set to default...what a relief, no more
    >twiddling.

    All you need do is make a trip to the local library, fire up my home page with
    the color adjustment charts.

    When the ATI was setup right [before the crash, and upgraded ATI drivers, and
    catalyst] What I saw on the charts on the library monitors and on my monitor
    were identical. IOW: Close enough for me.

    Actually I now have it setup again. Just not sure what I did..

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