SpaceMouse in Ubuntu 15.04

While preparing some 3D scenes for an exibition I discovered the SpaceMouse by 3dconnexion. A neat device we plan on installing in front of a projected globe.

To get it to run in Ubuntu first get the drivers from www.3dconnexion.eu/service/drivers.html

then

sudo apt-get install libmotif3
mkdir -p /tmp/3D3dxware-linux
cd /tmp/3D3dxware-linux
cp ~/Downloads/3dxware-linux-v1-8-0.x86_64.tar.gz /tmp/3D3dxware-linux
tar -xf 3dxware-linux-v1-8-0.x86_64.tar.gz
sudo ./install-3dxunix.sh

answer yes, 4, yes.
That’s it, you might get an error saying: “Red Hat EL 7 currently not supported for automatic driver startup.”. This is not a big deal as we can start the daemon by doing:

sudo /etc/3DxWare/daemon/3dxsrv -d usb &

to test if all works, launch

/tmp/xcube

I’ll play around more to see how it goes.

For further, a bit older information, see this post

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1 Comment » for SpaceMouse in Ubuntu 15.04
  1. Marius says:

    Hi, i have a 3D Spacemouse (3DConnexion). But i can´t install this for Code_Aster on Ubuntu.

    Can you help me please? 🙂

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