I'm currently running a dual-boot Linux Mint / Windows XP Pro setup. I plan to migrate to a Linux only PC that runs Windows 7 64bit as VM in Virtualbox. I use the Win-7 VM to run Photoshop and other photo editing software, together with color management.
My screen is a NEC MultiSync LCD2690WUXi2 that supports color calibration using the NEC/ Xrite Eye One Display 2 colorimeter -- and stores the color correction curves inside the screen (not in the display adapter or OS). NEC provides a Windows software to do the calibration. At the end of the color profiling and calibration using the colorimeter, the software writes the color correction curves into the NEC screen using the DVI-D interface for communication.
How do I get the NEC software running in the Win-7 VM communicate directly through the graphics adapter with the screen, and vice versa? Is there any way to tunnel the information?
Another related question: will the Win-7 application "see" my colorimeter connected to a USB port?
Regarding the PC hardware: I haven't purchased anything yet as I will set up a new PC altogether. I'm considering an i7 3930K 6-core processor (with C2 stepping to support VT-d) as well as the i7 2600K version which doesn't support VT-d. Would VT-d support help solve this?
I understand that Virtualbox does not YET support VT-d, but does anyone know if that is in the pipeline?
Any help is welcome.