spacenavd, spnavd_ctl - daemon for 3D-input-devices
This manual page documents briefly the spacenavd
project provides a free, compatible alternative, to the
proprietary 3Dconnexion device driver and SDK, for their 3D input devices
(called “space navigator”, “space pilot”,
“space traveller”, etc).
is a free software replacement user-space driver (daemon), for
3Dconnexion's space-something 6dof input devices. It's compatible with the
original 3dxsrv proprietary daemon provided by 3Dconnexion, and works
perfectly with any program that was written for the 3Dconnexion driver.
Depending on how your system startup process is set up, it might be the case
that the spacenavd daemon starts before the X server (for instance if you
don't use a graphical login). In that case the daemon will start properly, but
won't connect to the X server until explicitly told to do so. You can do that
by running spnavd_ctl x11 start
as root, or by using the
program. You don't really want to have to do that
all the time though, so it's a better idea to add the aforementioned
command to either your ~/.xsession or ~/.xinitrd file, or
the system-wide /etc/X11/Xsession file.
daemon reads a number of options from the /etc/spnavrc
file. If that file doesn't exist, then it uses default values for everything.
You may use the graphical spnavcfg
program to interactively set any of
these options. The daemon should respond immediately to your changes, and also
the configuration file should be updated automatically.
was written by John Tsiombikas (email@example.com)
This manual page was assembled by M G Berberich <berberic@invalid>, for
the Debian project (but may be used by others).