Issue with 3DConnexion extension

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Issue with 3DConnexion extension

Post by PacoBelan » Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:28 am

If you use a spacemouse or cadmouse you need 3DWare to even click the CADMouse (another topic for another day) but the latest version of 3Dware stops Big Sur from booting. Only way to get it past a full progress bar hanging is to delete the extension from safe mode or (in my case) my main Catalina boot/ volume.

This may be applicable for other extension so if you are getting boot hang, try removing your latest kext extensions in library/extensions.

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Re: Issue with 3DConnexion extension

Post by ngomes » Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:18 am

Our software for macOS 10.15 (requires a kernel extension) no longer installs on macOS 11 and newer.

There's a long-standing issue with the original CadMouse (a wired device) and the CadMouse Wireless where the buttons stopped working since OS X 10.10 (the devices work fine in OS X 10.9 and older). The kernel extension worked around the issue in the newer operating systems.

For macOS 11, we have firmware updates for these two device types. More details in the FAQ article linked from this topic.
Nuno Gomes

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