Hi, Am 11.09.2010 20:00, schrieb Roger Breton:
I don't suppose there is a known, "easy way" to alternate between X-Rite's libraries and Argyll's libraries without having to dig into the deep recess of Windows's drivers every time?
I think it's not that bad ;) But agreed, the process to switch drivers is a bit lengthy (although I can do it quite fast by now - all in all takes me around ~15 seconds if I'm reasonably swift). That said, Argyll 1.2.1 really made Win64 driver installation a lot easier (props to Graeme for that), without all the driver signing that was needed before.
I confess being very happy with Argyll's leading-edge capabilities, but every now and then I need to escape out of libUSB, for reasons of compatibility with non-Argyll's CMS applications. And then, it's a riot. I remember a point where I just could not plugged an i1 into this PC without it being for ever linked with Argyll's libUSB. No amount of Computer>Manage> Device> ... to switch the driver around from X-Rite's or Argyll's would ever work :(
Oh, that's unfortunate :( Thankfully hadn't that ever happen for me, yet.
I'd wish there was a small utility that would allow probing the state of drivers related to the i1 family, showing the current active driver publisher, corresponding filename, etc,, and have a button to friendly switch the driver around to libUSB. And back. Is such a driver not possible to program? I remember Graeme explaining once that it couldn't be done :(
Such an utility would sure be handy. I googled a bit if anything like a generic 'driver switcher' existed, no luck unfortunately.
Best / RogerRoger Breton wrote:Does Argyll's latest release still requires libUSB for Windows?Yes. Changelog v1.2.0: [...] * Use a modified/forked version of libusb V1.0, that supports Win2K (libusb0.sys) back end by default. Supports 64 but MSWin using a combination of WinUSB.sys and ptlibusb0.sys. [...]
Regards -- Florian Höch