How to calibrate display in Ubuntu 20.10

DisplayCAL no longer works as the python 2 library has been deprecated and is not updated.

There is a solution using ArgyllCMS.


  • Open console
  • install ArgyllCMS. sudo apt-get install ArgyllCMS
  • run dispcal to find out the monitor you need to calibrate
  • run dispcal -d X -v -o profile-filename (where X is the monitor number )
  • In this order:
    • 2 adjust the color (I put my monitor in sRGB mode)
    • 4 adjust the brightness
    • 5 check all
    • 7 calibrate

Takes half an hour, produces a color profile icc file that you can load into your monitor’s color settings.

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