Lubuntu 13.10 on Sony Vaio PCG-F540 - Wrong Colors

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at
Thu Nov 14 06:40:11 UTC 2013

On 2013-11-14 07:21, Aere Greenway wrote:
> All:
> I just installed Lubuntu 13.10 (alternate i386) in a Sony PCG-F540
> netbook computer (256 megabytes RAM) for a friend.
> It appears to run fine, and the graphics have good resolution (none of
> the jagged graphics I've seen on Intel graphics, for example).
> But there is one glaring problem:  The colors are wrong.  Basically,
> blue appears as green, and red appears as blue.
> When I load a Lubuntu (LXLE) 12.04 live CD into the machine, the colors
> are correct.  Also, trying the Xubuntu 12.04 Live CD (not successfully
> loaded with only 256 meg. RAM), the colors appear to be correct.
> Is the Sony PCG-F540 Netbook another instance of a machine where the
> graphics have been abandoned by the Linux kernel developers?
> Or is there some color profile that can be loaded?
> Only the colors appear wrong (the default Lubuntu wallpaper is green).
Hi Aere,

What graphics chip or card is there in that computer? If an old Intel
card, try UXA again according to this tip

Edit (or create) /etc/X11/xorg.conf as follows: (ugh, can't format,
should be a tab before each line except the first and the last).

Section "Device"
	Identifier "Intel Graphics"
	Driver "intel"
	Option "AccelMethod" "uxa"

Restart X (reboot, restart your display manager, whatever).

If not Intel, or this does not work, maybe there is another solution,
that someone with the same graphics chip/card can give you. If not here,
try at the Ubuntu Forums.

Good luck

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