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How to compile Spacenavd on non Ubuntu distro



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So, i decieded to spend some time and get Spacenav working on non ubuntu based distro. Tried to adapt what i did on CL. This guide should work on other distros like Arch, Opensuse and Fedora.
Before you start, ensure that you have the following dependencies installed: Development tools (GCC, Make), CMake, X11 development libraries, libspnav.

For most distributions, you can install these dependencies using your package manager:

Fedora: sudo dnf install gcc make cmake libX11-devel libspnav-devel

Arch Linux: sudo pacman -S base-devel cmake libx11 libspnav

OpenSuse: sudo zypper install gcc make cmake libX11-devel libspnav-devel

1. Clone the Spacenavd Repository

git clone https://github.com/FreeSpacenav/spacenavd.git
cd spacenavd

2. Run CMake to configure the build


3. Compile the source code


4. Install spacenavd

sudo make install

5. Set up and enable the spacenavd service

sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/spacenavd.service

Add the following content to the file:

Description=Spacenavd Service

ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/spacenavd -d


6. Reload Systemd Deamn and start the service

sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl enable spacenavd
sudo systemctl start spacenavd

Ensure that spacenavd is running without errors:

systemctl status spacenavd

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.


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