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    3Dconnexion - SpacePilot (not pro)

    I'm trying to get the SpacePilot (not the pro version ) from 3Dconnexion to work on F23, originally it was operating as a mouse. I edited xorg.conf to ignore it. At one point I tried to install the 3dconnexion proprietary no longer supported drivers from 2013 not knowing about spacenav and that it was already installed but the spacepilot was acting as a mouse when I first plugged it in before I did anything. I'm pretty new to linux, but here is what I've come up with. I opened blender which is supposed to support it, but it doesn't function.

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    lsusb:

    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 058f:6362 Alcor Micro Corp. Flash Card Reader/Writer
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 007: ID 05ac:0220 Apple, Inc. Aluminum Keyboard (ANSI)
    Bus 005 Device 006: ID 05ac:1006 Apple, Inc. Hub in Aluminum Keyboard
    Bus 005 Device 008: ID 046d:c625 Logitech, Inc. 3Dconnexion Space Pilot 3D Mouse
    Bus 005 Device 005: ID 056a:033c Wacom Co., Ltd
    Bus 005 Device 004: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
    Bus 005 Device 003: ID 2109:2812 VIA Labs, Inc. VL812 Hub
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 1a40:0101 Terminus Technology Inc. Hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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    /var/log/spnavd.log

    Spacenav daemon 0.6
    failed to open config file /etc/spnavrc: No such file or directory. using defaults.
    adding device.
    failed to open device: No such file or directory
    removing device:
    adding device.
    EVIOCGNAME ioctl failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device
    device name: unknown
    failed to grab the device: Inappropriate ioctl for device
    using device: /dev/input/mouse0

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    dmesg | grep 3Dconnexion

    [ 1.430492] usb 1-1.2: Manufacturer: 3Dconnexion
    [ 1.781393] input: 3Dconnexion SpacePilot as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.2/1-1.2:1.0/0003:046D:C625.0001/input/input5
    [ 1.832499] hid-generic 0003:046D:C625.0001: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Multi-Axis Controller [3Dconnexion SpacePilot] on usb-0000:00:1a.0-1.2/input0
    [ 733.011866] usb 5-1.3.3: Manufacturer: 3Dconnexion
    [ 733.356974] input: 3Dconnexion SpacePilot as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.5/0000:04:00.0/usb5/5-1/5-1.3/5-1.3.3/5-1.3.3:1.0/0003:046D:C625.000B/input/input9
    [ 733.407700] hid-generic 0003:046D:C625.000B: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Multi-Axis Controller [3Dconnexion SpacePilot] on usb-0000:04:00.0-1.3.3/input0

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    Re: 3Dconnexion - SpacePilot (not pro)

    Maybe I should have posted this in the Photography, Imaging and Graphics Software subforum. Could I get it moved?

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    Re: 3Dconnexion - SpacePilot (not pro)

    As you wish, it looks a nice bit of kit. I'd never seen one before looking it up after reading your post so unfortunately can't offer any guidance. hopefully someone will but please be aware this is a user community and as such it may take a while to get an answer if anyone knows what to do.

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    Re: 3Dconnexion - SpacePilot (not pro)

    have you tried this driver ?

    dnf search spacenavd
    Last metadata expiration check: 0:25:59 ago on Wed May 11 20:45:16 2016.
    ================================================== =========================================== N/S Matched: spacenavd ================================================== ============================================
    spacenavd.x86_64 : A free, compatible alternative for 3Dconnexion's input drivers

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    Re: 3Dconnexion - SpacePilot (not pro)

    Yea, I tried that one and the log file of spacenavd is spnavd.log in my original post. It works fine in windows

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    Re: 3Dconnexion - SpacePilot (not pro)

    spacenavd driver from the official repo works well out-of-box, no need to fiddle around.
    Also most linux sofware using this device uses this driver, not the proprietary one. I've tested with blender and chimera.
    Anyway, after installing the driver you should enable the service by
    Code:
    systemctl enable spacenavd.service
    systemctl start spacenavd.service
    This is tested with my SpaceNavigator, but I'm pretty sure that SpacePilot is also supported. You should maybe create a config with different options for the Pilot? Check /usr/share/doc/spacenavd/README and /usr/share/doc/spacenavd/example-spnavrc

    See also https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/...spacenav-users for troubleshooting, the driver's developer is a quite helpful guy.

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