[rescue] Spaceball + IRIX?

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at ohno.mrbill.net
Fri Nov 7 14:37:28 CST 2003

On Fri, Nov 07, 2003 at 12:00:12PM -0600, Scott Newell wrote:
> I bought a spaceball 3003FLX cheap off eBay recently, but my colleague here
> at work isn't too interested in using it under AutoCAD and Inventor, so I'm
> gonna rescue it back.
> Anyone know offhand what software I need (and where to find it) to run this
> sucker under IRIX 6.5?  I'm looking at
> http://freshmeat.net/redir/libsball/20401/url_homepage/libsball, but I
> suspect there were manufacturer provided drivers originally.
> I'm hoping to use it for some OpenGL hacking.

It's probably stupid, but I'd love to get shutter classes and a
spaceball on my Indy.

Wouldn't mind another spaceball then for the octane as well.

Anyway, isn't the spaceball for irix just used via x-input?  Glut seems
to support the spaceball when on Irix, and I thought it did it via
x-input.  You'd have to check the glut source though.

Mean while, man Xsgi might give you a clue or two.  It says that
spaceballs are support via the X Input Extension.  You will have to dig
more for how to properly modify the config files to add it (I'd imagine
it's the same file you tweak to make a wacom work, see K. Huhn's page on
the topic), and how to use XInput devices (personally, I'm a fan of
grabbing a toolkit that already supports that.  GTK probably does, for
one thing.  fltk almost certainly does, etc).

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