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

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 ./

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


I’ll play around more to see how it goes.
For further, a bit older information, see this post