does anybody happen to know if it is possible to use a spyder on a virtual pc?
I mean this: Virtualbox is installed on Linux. Windows is installed on Virtualbox. a calibration software such as Palette Master Element is installed on the virtual Windows.
I am thinking of buying a license key for Windows in order to install it was a virtual system and then use it for the Palette Master Element software and the Olympus Viewer in order to update the firmware of my camera and lenses.
but the license would be more or less useless if it would not work.
You need to pass spider to Guest os (Windows) and that’s it.
I did it and it worked perfectly. Display and x-rite pro were simply passthrou to guest os. CN uses usb cable to control monitor so there was no issues. If you passthrou device it can’t be used in host os. You can passthrou other devices too
What you need to know whether your calibration software also uses usb to control monitor.
And download Virtualbox extension pack and in windows install guest additions.
palette master element crashes at start on windows on virtualbox
the problem appears to be the fact that linux does not recognize the screen - only a usb serial cable
updating the firmware of my camera is no problem though on virtualbox
edit: however, the reason might be that the camera is comparatively old but the screen very new
plus, I am now on Mint Debian which has an old kernel. maybe check out the 4.19 kernel?
The only solution I can image here is: If you have 2 graphics cards then pass the one which connects to the monitor to VM and use for system other one. That would require 2 monitors and I’m not quite sure if qemu/virtualbox supports that.