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I tried to get the Spyder5Express running under Ubuntu 14.04. Installed is dispcalGUI and the Argyll_V1.7.0 software.

Unfortunately the device is neither detected in the GUI nor in the Terminal. I added myself to the colord group.

Terminal looks like this:

sudo dispcal -v -y l -q h -o TargetA

Setting up the instrument

dispcal: Error - new_disprd() failed with 'Instrument Access Failed'

lsusb generates:

Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Bus 005 Device 003: ID 0749:1000 EVer Electronics Corp. 

Bus 005 Device 002: ID 046d:c069 Logitech, Inc. M500 Laser Mouse

Bus 005 Device 007: ID 085c:0500 ColorVision, Inc. 

Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

The dispcalGUI does not find an Instrument. I can' t add a screenshot though

Any ideas?

Thank you Sven

  • Sorry for the layout. Seemed to be fine before I posted the question... – Sven May 12 '15 at 2:46
  • Thanks for the edit! Any ideas so far? – Sven May 19 '15 at 3:05
  • Have you installed the latest dispcalGUI version? Because it's not long ago they added the Spyder5 support. Furthermore, once you start dispcalGUI, it should suggest you the built-in download of the right driver for the device. Did that happen? – Ruben Carmona May 28 '15 at 5:47
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I've just experienced this same issue with my new Spyder5 on Ubuntu 14.04. For the sake of completeness, (and for my own future self googling this :-), I'll add all issues I've ran into and their solution:

Problem: dispcalGUI does not detect the instrument at all

Solution: Argyll CMS needs to be downloaded and installed manually, as stated in the first step of the dispcalGUI Quickstart Guide. After installing, run dispcalGUI, select File -> Locate Argyll CMS executables and locate the bin folder of your Argyll CMS installation.

Problem: Calibrate & profile fails with Error - new_disprd() failed with 'Instrument Access Failed'

Solution: Check if /etc/udev/rules.d/55-Argyll.rules exists. If not, copy it from the Argyll install directory (or downloaded package). It is in the folder usb/. Then reboot the system or at the very least, unplug the device and plug it back in again. More info can be found in the Argyll installation manual.

USB 2 / 3

Apparently there might be issues when using some devices on an USB 3 port. If possible, try switching it to an USB 2 port and see if this helps. In my case it was not necessary, the Spyder5 runs fine on my USB 3 port.

Last resort

If all else fails, you could run either Windows or OS X on a separate partition and do the calibration there using the vendor software. The resulting ICC profile is compatible across operating systems, so it is possible to import it to Linux. I haven't looked into this in detail as dispcalGUI seems to be working now for me.

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