NEC (now Sharp) provides a Linux Version of SpectraView II and a corresponding installation guide. Unfortunately, both are pretty outdated. They reference Ubuntu 14 as the latest version 🙁 . Even worse, the application depends on some Qt4 packages which are no longer available in a current Ubuntu/Mint installation. After digging around the internet I found help in the UbuntuHandbook on how to install the missing Qt4 libraries and I was able to successfully install SpectraView II and calibrate my Monitor NEC MultiSync PA32 with the colorimeter X-Rite i1Display Pro on Linux Mint 20.2
So, here are the compiled instructions (follow at your own risk):
# add repository to get Qt4 libraries sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rock-core/qt4 # install missing dependencies sudo apt update sudo apt install libqtgui4 # download and extract SpectraView from above link. Then move it to a folder of your choice, e.g. /opt/SpectraView. Make sure the necessary files have execute permissions set. # follow instructions in the NEC guide depending on your colorimeter, in my case a X-Rite i1 Display Pro (V3): sudo cp –r "libraries to install/i1d3" /usr/lib sudo ldconfig /usr/lib/i1d3 # create permanent link to libraries # add /usr/lib/i1d3 sudo xed /etc/ld.so.conf.d/i1d.conf sudo cp "55-NEC.rules" "/lib/udev/rules.d" sudo udevadm control --reload-rules # check that all dependencies are met cd BUILD_B ldd SpectraView ldd cmdlineddclite ldd i1d3 # configure display communication sudo modprobe i2c-dev ./cmdlineddclite # create a link in the start menu to /opt/SpectraView/BUILD_B/SpectraView
I also contacted the sharpnec support about this and got the following answer:
Unfortunately we are not planning any further updates for the Linux OS. There has been almost no interest from customers to continue updating the software in many years.