Xinput driver for Spaceball 5000 on Linux?

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Adrian Majesk
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Xinput driver for Spaceball 5000 on Linux?

Post by Adrian Majesk » Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:33 am


Is there an Xinput driver available for the Spaceball 5000 on Linux? I am trying to use the Spaceball to remotely control a Linux workstation via XDMCP, running through Hummingbird Exceed ( ... index.html) on a Windows computer. Hummingbird Exceed supports the Spaceball 5000 but for XDMCP, uses the Xinput Extension to send instructions to the remote machine. I've contacted Hummingbird technical support, and apparently I need to install an Xinput based driver on the Linux machine in order to use the Spaceball over XDMCP. I'd appreciate any help.



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Post by crobl » Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:32 am

Hi Adrian,

unfortunately our driver for Unix and Linux does not support the XInput Extension.

Maybe a modification to the xserver config described here could serve you as base for a workaround?

Best regards,

Christian Robl

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