Package Details: sidewinderd 0.4.4-1

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Package Base: sidewinderd
Description: Support for Microsoft SideWinder X4 / X6 and Logitech G103 / G105 / G710+.
Upstream URL:
Keywords: daemon g103 g105 g710 g710+ keyboard logitech macro microsoft sidewinder sidewinderd x4 x6
Licenses: MIT
Submitter: tolga9009
Maintainer: tolga9009
Last Packager: tolga9009
Votes: 12
Popularity: 0.30
First Submitted: 2014-11-13 00:28 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2021-07-04 22:40 (UTC)

Latest Comments

tolga9009 commented on 2020-05-18 20:43 (UTC)

Thanks @thibaultmol! Project URL was outdated, it's now fixed.

thibaultmol commented on 2020-05-18 19:33 (UTC)

Upstream url broken. New url?:

Obseer commented on 2018-06-22 18:44 (UTC)

This doesn't seem to work for G710+. The M keys do nothing, G produces 1-6 as if without driver.

tolga9009 commented on 2017-06-10 21:23 (UTC)

Thanks for the bug report! I didn't had the chance to look further into this yet, but I already have a few ideas what might cause it. I'll keep you updated on this. Cheers, Tolga

nanners commented on 2017-06-04 22:56 (UTC) (edited on 2017-06-04 23:22 (UTC) by nanners)

Can confirm the build error with this and the git build. Submitted issue on GitHub.

alevalv commented on 2017-06-03 01:38 (UTC)

I'm getting an error when building the package: [100%] Linking CXX executable sidewinderd CMakeFiles/sidewinderd.dir/main.cpp.o: In function `main': main.cpp:(.text.startup+0x3ab): undefined reference to `libconfig::Setting::operator std::__cxx11::basic_string<char, std::char_traits<char>, std::allocator<char> >() const' main.cpp:(.text.startup+0x409): undefined reference to `libconfig::Setting::operator std::__cxx11::basic_string<char, std::char_traits<char>, std::allocator<char> >() const' collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status make[2]: *** [src/CMakeFiles/sidewinderd.dir/build.make:381: src/sidewinderd] Error 1 make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/Makefile2:86: src/CMakeFiles/sidewinderd.dir/all] Error 2 make: *** [Makefile:130: all] Error 2 ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build(). I have: libconfig-1.5-3 tinyxml2-4.0.1-1 systemd-232-8 cmake-3.8.0-1

tolga9009 commented on 2017-01-23 03:08 (UTC)

Updated package to version 0.4.1. Fixes an issue, which lead to an application crash. Updating is recommended. Cheers, Tolga

tolga9009 commented on 2016-09-22 21:43 (UTC) (edited on 2016-09-22 21:56 (UTC) by tolga9009)

@Psykar & Jake: I've applied the changes. Thanks for your feedback! @zimmertr: I've confirmed correct functionality of 0.4.0 on Microsoft SideWinder X4, Logitech G710+ and Logitech G105 keyboards. Please check status of sidewinderd using 'systemctl status sidewinderd'. My wild guess is: your configuration got overwritten by the update and sidewinderd fails to start. Also, tinyxml2 is now in community repo and not in AUR anymore. I would advise you to completely uninstall sidewinderd and tinyxml2 and reinstall them again. Make sure you git clone sidewinderd from AUR to an empty directory. Good luck!

Jake commented on 2016-09-22 19:09 (UTC)

Pacman overwrites the (modified) config file on every update, to prevent this you can mark it in the PKGBUILD: backup=('etc/sidewinderd.conf')

tolga9009 commented on 2016-09-22 02:28 (UTC)

@zimmertr which exact keyboard are you using? I will try to reproduce it.

zimmertr commented on 2016-09-22 01:41 (UTC) (edited on 2016-09-22 01:42 (UTC) by zimmertr)

This package is no longer working for me after an update about a week ago. The button above the macros on my keyboard that shows which mode (1,2,3) you're in is no longer illuminated and the macro keys no longer function. When I try do a package upgrade pacman fails with: :: failed to verify sidewinderd integrity now too.

Psykar commented on 2016-09-12 05:44 (UTC)

source=("${pkgname}::${pkgver}.tar.gz") SHould be something like source=("${pkgname}-${pkgver}.tar.gz::${pkgver}.tar.gz") Otherwise it ends up downloading the tarball and naming it 'sidewinderd' (ie no version, no extension or anything. It still runs fine, but leaves a confusing file with no extension behind in the build directory :)

tolga9009 commented on 2016-09-08 18:40 (UTC) (edited on 2016-09-08 18:41 (UTC) by tolga9009)

Updated package to version 0.4.0. Support for Logitech G105 has been added. Also, hot-plug has been implemented and encrypted home directories are now supported. Cheers, Tolga

tolga9009 commented on 2016-01-19 02:40 (UTC) (edited on 2016-01-19 02:40 (UTC) by tolga9009)

Updated package to version 0.3.0. Support for Logitech G710+ has been introduced. Lots of new code has been added. Please report, if there are any bugs. Cheers, Tolga

kleinph commented on 2015-06-25 23:11 (UTC)

Wow, that was fast. Yep, the package builds now fine. Also nice that you moved to AUR 4! Thanks! BTW: yaourt is still serving the old PKGBUILD. I don't know if this is just a caching issue or it is prioritizing the old AUR.

tolga9009 commented on 2015-06-25 22:28 (UTC)

Updated package to version 0.2.1. This will fix the linker error about missing pthread library. Please note, that your macro files are now stored in ~/.local/share/sidewinderd instead of ~/.sidewinderd. This behaviour is conform to XDG specs. Please report, if any issues are occuring.

tolga9009 commented on 2015-03-27 19:58 (UTC)

Hi everyone, the package has been updated to version 0.2.0. Several, critical fixes have been applied. TinyXML2 also has been updated to version 3.0.0. I'm not bundling TinyXML2 together with sidewinderd anymore. You need to install tinyxml2 ( from AUR as a dependency, in order to make and install the package. This update is highly recommended. Please update and report back. Cheers, Tolga

tolga9009 commented on 2015-03-08 19:39 (UTC)

Hi knezi! This is probably due to some other package conflicting with the bundled tinyxml2 library. I've stopped bundling tinyxml2 with sidewinderd in the latest version though. I will soon update this package to work with the AUR package "tinyxml2-git". You can find it here: Try to install it and report back please. Cheers, Tolga

knezi commented on 2015-03-08 18:41 (UTC)

Thanks for the package. I have tried to install it, but when tried pacman -U sidewinderd-....tar.xz I got: sidewinderd: /usr/lib64 already exist in filesystem. Doesn't it try to make dir /usr/lib64?