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HID driver for 6DOF mouse

Postby thomasth » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:22 pm

Hello everyone,

I am currently trying to get a 6DOF-Mouse (3dconnexion Space Navigator) working in QNX 6.6 running on a BeagleBone Black and have several questions:
1.) Is there any documentation to the sys/hiddi header file?
2.) Are there a sample mouse/Joystick driver available which I can use and modify for my needs?
3.) I managed to read out the X, Y and Z values using this code: Maybe there is an easy fix to geth the other values as well? I attached my adapted code here:

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#include <stdlib.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <sys/neutrino.h>
#include <sys/hiddi.h>
#include <sys/hidut.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <errno.h>

#define VID_3DCONNEXION    0x256f   //USB vendor ID fpr 3dconnexion
#define PID_SPACE_NAVIGATOR   0xc641   //USB product ID for SpaceNavigator

struct hidd_connection *d_connection;

_Uint32t x, y, z, rx, ry, rz;

typedef struct
   struct hidd_report_instance   *creport_instance;
   struct hidd_report            *creport;

spacenav_report_t sn_report;

void dump(struct hidd_connection *connection, struct hidd_report *handle, void *report_data, _Uint32t report_len, _Uint32t flags, void *user)
   struct hidd_collection *collection;
   struct hidd_report_instance *report_instance;
   report_instance = sn_report.creport_instance;
   hidd_report_collection( report_instance, &collection );

   //This only returns values for X/Y/Z. the other functions return error code 2.
   hidd_get_usage_value( report_instance, NULL, HIDD_PAGE_DESKTOP, HIDD_USAGE_X, report_data, &x);
   hidd_get_usage_value( report_instance, NULL, HIDD_PAGE_DESKTOP, HIDD_USAGE_Y, report_data, &y);
   hidd_get_usage_value( report_instance, NULL, HIDD_PAGE_DESKTOP, HIDD_USAGE_Z, report_data, &z);
   hidd_get_usage_value( report_instance, NULL, HIDD_PAGE_DESKTOP, HIDD_USAGE_RX, report_data, &rx);
   hidd_get_usage_value( report_instance, NULL, HIDD_PAGE_DESKTOP, HIDD_USAGE_RY, report_data, &ry);
   hidd_get_usage_value( report_instance, NULL, HIDD_PAGE_DESKTOP, HIDD_USAGE_RZ, report_data, &rz);

   /* This also only returns Values for X, Y and Z:
   x =  ((int16_t*) report_data)[0];
   y =  ((int16_t*) report_data)[1];
   z =  ((int16_t*) report_data)[2];
   rx =  ((int16_t*) report_data)[3];
   ry =  ((int16_t*) report_data)[4];
   rz =  ((int16_t*) report_data)[5];

void oninsertion(struct hidd_connection *connection,hidd_device_instance_t *device_instance) {
   struct hidd_collection **hidd_collections, **hidd_mcollections;
   struct hidd_report_instance *report_instance;
   struct hidd_report *report;
   _uint16 num_col, num_mcol;
   _uint16 usage_page, usage;
   _uint16 max_but;
   int i;

   // Get root level HID collections
   hidd_get_collections( device_instance, NULL, &hidd_collections, &num_col);

   // for each top level collection
   for(i = 0; i < num_col; i++)
      // Get usage for the collection
      hidd_collection_usage( hidd_collections[i], &usage_page, &usage);

      // Ignore collection if it doesn't describe joystick functionality
      if( usage_page != HIDD_PAGE_DESKTOP || usage != HIDD_USAGE_JOYSTICK)

      // *** The following is a bad hack. Fix it as recursive search for report ****
      hidd_get_collections( NULL, hidd_collections[i], &hidd_mcollections, &num_mcol);

      if ( num_col && hidd_get_report_instance( hidd_mcollections[0], 0 , HID_INPUT_REPORT,
            &report_instance ) == 0 )
         hidd_num_buttons( report_instance, &max_but );

         if( hidd_report_attach( connection, device_instance, report_instance, 0,
               (max_but * sizeof(_int32)) , &report ) == 0 )
            sn_report.creport = report;
            sn_report.creport_instance = report_instance;

   } // end for


int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {

   //Get I/O privileges
   if (ThreadCtl(_NTO_TCTL_IO_PRIV, 0) != 0) {
      return (EXIT_FAILURE);

   //set up connection parameters
   hidd_device_ident_t interest = {VID_3DCONNEXION, PID_SPACE_NAVIGATOR,(_uint32)HIDD_CONNECT_WILDCARD};
   hidd_funcs_t       funcs     = {_HIDDI_NFUNCS, &oninsertion, NULL, &dump, NULL};
   hidd_connect_parm_t parm     = {NULL, HID_VERSION, HIDD_VERSION, 0, 0, &interest, &funcs, HIDD_CONNECT_WAIT};

   //Try to connect
   if(hidd_connect(&parm, &d_connection)!=0)
      printf("hidd_connect(): Error\n");
      return EXIT_FAILURE;

      printf("X:%i\t Y:%i\t Z:%i\t rX:%i\t rY:%i\t rZ:%i\n", x, y, z, rx, ry, rz);

   return EXIT_SUCCESS;

Thanks in advance!
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