been away a while but i'm back, and with abang. well for me. just purchased a (2e hand) connexion 3D space navigator.
started the install following the following page:
https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/3Dconne ... ut_devices
downloaded: (updated files vs the files mentioned on the page above)
made a folder spacenav in my home director and unpacked the folders above.
and did the following cammands:
# ./configure: went oke
# make: went oke
# sudo make install.
install -d /usr/local/bin
install -m 755 spacenavd /usr/local/bin/spacenavd
install -m 755 ./spnavd_ctl /usr/local/bin/spnavd_ctl
cd . && ./setup_init --no-install
--- Spacenavd installation complete ---
To have spacenavd start automatically at bootup, you must add an appropriate
init script. Refer to your system's manual for details on how to do that.
An example init script is available in the spacenavd source directory.
If you wish to attempt and install an init script automatically, run ./setup_init
# sudo ./setup_init
cat: /etc/inittab: No such file or directory
default runlevel detection failed.
selected runlevel: 2
setting up sysv init script
# /etc/init.d/spacenavd start
Starting spacenavd daemon
# sudo tail -n100 -f /var/log/spnavd.log
tail: cannot open '/var/log/spnavd.log' for reading: No such file or directory
tail: no files remaining
# sudo apt-get install libgtkmm-2.4-dev: went oke
# sudo tail -n100 -f /var/log/spnavd.log: same responce as before
so kinda stuck here as i don't get a responce in the manor.
*Device detection, parsing /proc/bus/input/devices
*trying alternative detection, querying /dev/input/eventX device names...
*trying "/dev/input/event1" ... Power Button
*trying "/dev/input/event2" ... 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator
*using device: /dev/input/event2
*device name: 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator
does anyone have an idea on how to continue to setup this tool properly?
OS: Ubuntu 16.10
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.17.10035 (Git)
Build type: None
Python version: 2.7.12+
Qt version: 4.8.7
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 6.8.0.oce-0.17
any help would be highly appreciated.