DisplayPort – OSD Brightness/Contrast/Colour Controls Disabled!

Either I am terrible at using Google in 2022 or it’s out to get me. Whenever I search this issue, all I get is results for MacOS, and no clear answer as to why for some reason when I have a monitor – 4K UHD in particular connected via DisplayPort it locks out the ability to change the brightness, contrast and other colour controls?

Not sure how clear it is on the photo above, but as you can see the HDR setting is white, the rest are a shade of grey. This is on an Asus TUF Gaming monitor, but the same is also true for both my Lenovo 4K UHD monitors at work desk.

I posted about this in a Facebook group full of IT technicians, and basically the responses were as if I’d just entered the profession with zero IT knowledge (sadly not, been doing this 16 years now!).

My work arounds for this which I really don’t want to do in all honesty – Switch to HDMI and potentially lose the full ability of this monitor or find an app to control it over DDI/CI (which the app I did find was hopeless and now is no longer developed).

I am hoping that this page gets indexed, and other people who are as frustrated as me share their experience on this one.

Origin Error – 1021115

aka {“Error”:”invalid_request” , “error_description” “pc machine id is missing” code : 1021115} – thrown when trying to link a game with Origin from Steam or Epic.

Thanks to Sparta_1ah1 on the EA and Origin forums his suggestion worked after nearly 2 weeks of back and forth trying to figure this out.

The fix?

To quote Sparta directly:

I solved this issue by changing my nickname which i was using some non English letters

what I did is use normal English letters in my steam account nickname and boom problem solved.

In my case – I had symbols in my Steam display name like | and #. Removed these, and off we go.

Hopefully this reaches a few of you who have been banging your head trying to get an answer from EA, Steam or Epic