Spaceball, linux and X.

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allen
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Spaceball, linux and X.

Post by allen » Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:54 am

A couple of years ago I, bought several spaceballs. They were as follows
1) 2003b ( Hp ), this has 8 buttons, with a 9th button on the ball, and required an external power supply
2) 2003c (IBM) 8 button no external power supply

3) 3003 (spaceball)

4) 4000 Flx (serial)

I had to modify the input attach program to allow the spaceball to be seen by linux for all but the 3003. If you would like my code please email me. I would like also to collect the following information if possible:
spaceball model: (onback)
version string: (if known ).
vendor: ie. hp

Also Do you plan to use X windows with this ?

Allen

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Legacy Spaceball devices

Post by UtaSH » Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:16 am

Hi Allen,

our current driver for the 3D navigation devices 3DxWareUnix still supports the Spaceball 4000 FLX. This driver is a user space driver and needs X. There is an SDK for this driver which can be easily integrated into a 3D application running with X.

The vendor information (IBM, HP) can not be retrieved from the device.

Unfortunately the Spaceball 2003 and 3003 are not supported anymore.

If you do not use our driver you can ask the device for the version string by sending:

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hv\r   // Spaceball 2003 and 3003
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"\r    // Spaceball 4000

to the device.

Uta Ludwig
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Re: Legacy Spaceball devices

Post by jnweiger » Mon May 21, 2007 9:17 am

uludwig wrote: If you do not use our driver you can ask the device for the version string by sending:

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hv\r   // Spaceball 2003 and 3003
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Uta, is there documentation available of the low level codes, that a 2003
device should accept?

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Post by UtaSH » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:13 am

Sorry, no documentation for the Spaceball 2003 available. :(

Uta

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