3DxWare 10 for Linux?

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rainy
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3DxWare 10 for Linux?

Post by rainy » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:32 am

Do you plan to release a new driver version for linux?
The user interface looks kind of old school.
Additionally I miss some basic functionality like controlling browsers as mentioned here:
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=10820

Thank you for a short update!

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Re: 3DxWare 10 for Linux?

Post by UtaSH » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:35 am

Hi rainy,

currently there are no plans to update the Linux driver.

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Re: 3DxWare 10 for Linux?

Post by rainy » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:18 am

UtaSH wrote: currently there are no plans to update the Linux driver.
Hi UtaSH,
thank you for the update!
Could you guess the percentage of Linux users amongst 3dconnexion customers? Maybe 5%?

The Windows version is so much easier to use but I understand there are too few users.
At least there is a working Linux driver :)

I hope to see an update in the next few years. Other users could use this thread to show their interest.

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Re: 3DxWare 10 for Linux?

Post by m_a_s » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:53 pm

rainy wrote:Other users could use this thread to show their interest.
Well,I for one am interested. Especially if I could get a 3d mouse to work with ParaView on Linux.

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Re: 3DxWare 10 for Linux?

Post by Suryawanshi » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:32 pm

Of course people are interested...
Many animation and VFX studios have linux platform and am sure many artists wud be interested. I am looking to get myself one but need to confirm from IT dept. whether it is supported at the studio.
Thanks :)

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Re: 3DxWare 10 for Linux?

Post by Ericlobster » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:18 am

m_a_s wrote:
rainy wrote:Other users could use this thread to show their interest.
Well,I for one am interested. Especially if I could get a 3d mouse to work with ParaView on Linux.
Same here. Count me in as well.

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Re: 3DxWare 10 for Linux?

Post by Usteinhoff » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:58 am

Hi, another one votes for Linux....

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Re: 3DxWare 10 for Linux?

Post by steosch » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:19 am

Well, count me in as well. My two cents on the current Linux driver:

I'm running Nastran/Patran (commerical FEA package for structural analysis) under RHEL 7.4, which is the most recent release of RHEL as of the date of this post. Most professionals in the aerospace sector I know of run finite element analysis under Linux for performance and stability reasons. Patran is a graphical pre-/postprocessor and usually is paired with a spacemouse device for convenience reasons.

The current version of the linux driver can be made to work with Patran up to version 2016, as up to this release also Patran used the openmotive library. Since last year's update (V2017), even Patran now switched to the QT-library to provide a common user I/F for both Linux and Windows users (finally!). This finally renders the current (outdated) spacemouse driver poinless, as it cannot connect to any version of Patran newer than V2016.

I suppose spacemouse devices are intended to be used mainly by professionals. To my opinion it's a pitty that the Linux driver support has been dropped by 3Dconnexion, as we can expect, that even commercial engineering S/W previously working with the linux driver can't be paired with a spacemouse device anymore...

Finally I'd like to note, that also my CAD-S/W can be run on both Linux and Windows. Same issue there.

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Re: 3DxWare 10 for Linux?

Post by zoomer » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:56 am

me too
interested in Linux drivers.

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Re: 3DxWare 10 for Linux?

Post by rgloor » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:47 am

Hi everybody

I am also very interested in a new/working Linux driver.
Especially since with the libinput library, which is working under wayland AND now also working with X.org/X11 (xf86-input-libinput). And most distros delivering libinput with their X.org Systems.

It would be great to work with FreeCAD (3D Solid Modeler), as well as other apps like google earth, etc.

More and more people in general but also professionals are switching to Linux for various reasons.

Thanks in advance for considering it.

Greetings from Switzerland,
Rolf

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Re: 3DxWare 10 for Linux?

Post by rainy » Sun May 20, 2018 2:59 am

Hi @UtaSH,

could you please provide a way to downgrade the Space Navigator firmware?
I think newer devices have changed so they can not be used with xf86-input-joystick anymore.
The driver reports 0 axes where older ones reported 6 axes.

In this forum someone reported the same problem(2016): https://forum.ubuntuusers.de/topic/3dco ... eine-maus/
This is the way it should work (2017): https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/SpaceNavig ... t-joystick

I still hope wayland and libinput get support.
Thank you

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Re: 3DxWare 10 for Linux?

Post by UtaSH » Wed May 30, 2018 6:57 am

Hello rainy,

there is no way to downgrade the firmware of the SpaceNavigator. We have a tool to flash devices, but it would only put a newer firmware if even possible.

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Re: 3DxWare 10 for Linux?

Post by antonio.soares » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:12 am

One more for Linux driver update!

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Re: 3DxWare 10 for Linux?

Post by bboett » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:30 pm

Hello,
well i am thinking about to buy a 3D mouse, but seeing the age if the drivers ...
so yes, up to date drivers are a must for me!

Greetings Bruno

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