You actually respond to messages 7 years after the post. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Pages with syntax highlighting errors Input devices. It was a horrendous port from old commercial Unix from some 20 years ago where this kind of setup was par for the course but that has no place on a modern Linux system connected to the Internet. This is a project aiming to create an open-sourced driver which is compatible with the proprietary drivers from 3Dconnexion. Look at the example spacenavig. And how can we add a plug-in?

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Moreover, the driver is proprietary, with no source code, causing problems with compatibility.

3DConnexion SpaceNavigator in Linux

As of version 0. You could also make spacemoues start the daemon for you when a SpaceNavigator is plugged in:. That would be great! Working SpaceNavigator according to the instructions above.

Ability to build the Second Life client from sources. But the mouse doesn’t want to move anything!

Otherwise you can also try the Spacenav driver http: FreeCAD supports drivers from project Spacenav. To clear commands from button, press “Clear”. After installing spacenavd you could check out the following file before starting anything, normally default values works for everyone. Also see the 10 in the spacenavd FAQ:.


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Rebuild the spacemuose as usual. By default, the spacenavd daemon use the uevent mechanism but can alternatively use x11 socket to handle events. This step is not required for the new development viewer 1. First you need to install Spacenav, which I’ve found works very simply. Note Before the version 2. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. The last time I have checked the official driver, the daemon required you to run it as root spacsmouse order to access the hardware and also needed an open access to your X session too to display its Motif!

I got it to work with the demo apps xcube and xvalue. The device cannot be managed by both Xorg and the spacenavd daemon at the same time, see modes of operation.

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The library has no real Linux support yet, however I wrote a compatible drop-in replacement using the published API that allows Second Life viewers use both joysticks and SpaceNavigator on Linux see below. Your email address will not be published.

Regarding the detection of the navigator — I am using enumeration, another possibility is to use libusb to enumerate and talk to the device. Onshape likely expects the official horribly insecure and generally terrible 3DConnexion driver https: By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.


I have since yesterday a SpaceNavigator from 3Dconnection. Adding that to Cura would be fairly simple, assuming they have some abstraction e. You can use your SpaceNavigator as a mouse without any additional drivers except for Kernel Event Support and xfinput-evdev with. If sometimes navigator stops working, it is good to restart driver. But if your application doesn’t run on top of X proprietary driver is useless. That runs a daemon in the background to which programs that want to use the device try to connect.