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spin(6)                       Svgalib User Manual                      spin(6)

NAME
       spin - test a 6-dimension mouse or pointer device with svgalib

SYNOPSIS
       spin

DESCRIPTION
       Another mouse test program.  This is the first svgalib program to use
       the 6-dimensional mouse routines.  It draws a wireframe spheroid on the
       screen which can be moved left/right, up/down, in/out, or rotated along
       the x, y, or z axes.

       Button bindings are:
       A - Decrease Sensitivity       (Right Mouse Button)
       B - Change color               (Middle Mouse Button)
       C - Increase Sensitivity       (Left Mouse Button)
       D - Increase Number of Sides
       E - Decrease Number of Sides
       F - Quit                       (<Ctrl>-C)

       If you only have a two dimensional mouse with three or fewer buttons
       you will only be able to move the mouse in two dimensions (left/right
       and in/out) and will not be able to move up/down or spin the spheroid.
       Note: the initial mouse sensitivity is optimised for the Spacetec
       series of controllers, which are much more sensitive than the usual
       mouse.  Increasing the sensitivity is advised for users of other types
       of devices.

       The demo works always in mode 320x200x256. It prompts your for an
       integer, the number of sides the sphere has (the higher the smoother
       looks the spere).

       This demo is part of svgalib and can be found in the demos/
       subdirectory of the original svgalib distribution. However, it is not
       installed in the system by default, s.t. it is unclear where you can
       find it if your svgalib was installed by some linux distribution. Even
       then, when you have the demo on your system, you probably won't have
       the sources s.t. it is only of limited use for you.

       In case of any such problem, simply get an svgalib distribution from
       the net. You even don't need to install it. Just make in the demos/
       subdirecty. As of this writing, svgalib-1.2.12.tar.gz is the latest
       version and can be retrieved by ftp from sunsite.unc.edu at
       /pub/Linux/libs/graphics and tsx-11.mit.edu at /pub/linux/sources/libs
       which will most probably be mirrored by a site close to you.

SEE ALSO
       svgalib(7), vgagl(7), libvga.config(5), mouse_setposition_6d(3),
       threed(6), accel(6), bg_test(6), eventtest(6), forktest(6), fun(6),
       keytest(6), mousetest(6), scrolltest(6), speedtest(6), testaccel(6),
       testgl(6), testlinear(6), vgatest(6), plane(6), wrapdemo(6)

AUTHOR
       This manual page was edited by Michael Weller <[email protected]
       essen.de>. The exact source of the referenced demo as well as of the
       original documentation is unknown.

       It is very likely that both are at least to some extent are due to Harm
       Hanemaayer <[email protected]>.

       Occasionally this might be wrong. I hereby asked to be excused by the
       original author and will happily accept any additions or corrections to
       this first version of the svgalib manual.

Svgalib (>= 1.2.11)              29 July 1997                          spin(6)
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