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I've been doing a lot of digital photography and image editing lately, and decided to try and calibrate my monitor a little better. I don't dual boot with windows, so using a windows tool to create a color profile for xcalib is out of the question.

 

I've found two differnet linux tools for calibration.

 

The first is Monica, which works fine, but is WAY too basic for what I want to do.

 

The one that looks great to me is called CalibrationAider available at http://www.imagingassociates.com.au/color/...ationaider.jspx

 

They have a version designed for linux that is written in java. I have the latest version of java installed and working properly, the plugin works fine anyway.

 

Every time I try to launch CalibrationAider, I get the java splach screen, followed by a brief pause (~3 seconds) followed by an error window that just says "Unable to Launch the Application."

 

If I click on 'details' the box contains the following error code:

 

MissingFieldException[ The following required field is missing from the launch file: <jnlp>]
at com.sun.javaws.jnl.XMLFormat.parse(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.javaws.jnl.LaunchDescFactory.buildDescriptor(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.javaws.jnl.LaunchDescFactory.buildDescriptor(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.javaws.jnl.LaunchDescFactory.buildDescriptor(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.javaws.Main.launchApp(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.javaws.Main.continueInSecureThread(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.javaws.Main$1.run(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)

 

If anyone can help me out here, I would REALLY appreciate it.

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I haven't looked at it in any depth but my immediate reaction is this isn't a problem with java or your java install at all - but with how the app startup is configured...

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That sounds like you're trying to use the web start stuff and it's not finding the right tags in the xml. It's not clear whether you're trying to run it online using the browser, or whether you've downloaded the jar to your machine already.

 

I just followed your link and downloaded a "CalibrationAider.jar" file, then from a console just did

java -jar CalibrationAider.jar

and it worked ok. But that's not using javaws or jnlp so it can't be the same as what you tried to do...

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I also just ran the same command on my windows machine at work and got the same result... If you've got the jar file then just use that...

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The jar works fine for me as well (using JRE 6 update 2).

Factly, I did not even see where the java web start launch applet was on that site!

Anyway- are you sure that "javaws" is in your PATH? If it isn't, then jnlp applets won't start properly.

Also, get sure you haven't wrongly associaated .jar files with java web start application (javaws). The correct way to launch applcation "foo.jar" is as described above ( java -jar foo.jar ).

Edited by scarecrow

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I had been trying 'javaws calibrationaider.jar'

 

clearly it was just me. Unfortunately, that program seems to be a lot less than advertised. Anybody else know of a good programs for monitor calibration in linux?

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