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In kernel 3.1 the drive for the wiimote was added. Since 3.2 I ask, can I connect the wiimote and simply have access to it or do I need to install a program for it or something additional for it.

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apparently you need a whole bunch of extra stuff - feel free to use this to create an answer Luis! – fossfreedom Mar 3 '12 at 23:01
Thanks for the direct info. I will make the guide since tomorrow I will be buying one. – Luis Alvarado Mar 3 '12 at 23:21
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Have you tried WiiCan

Download .deb I know it was released for Natty

Here is the launchpad info

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fontanon/wiican

Evidentially it does a good job

Discover if it’s an available bluetooth device for connect wiimote
Display a list of available keyboard-mouse-wiimote mappings
User-defined mappings creation assistant
Mappings manager:

    Up/Down order

Notify the state of wiimote usaging:

    Bluetooth available/unavailable
    Discovering wiimote
    Wiimote disconnected

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Thanks BlueXrider, but since a couple of changes where made for the Wii on the kernel I wanted to know how this will be handle in 12.04 and future versions. – Luis Alvarado Mar 3 '12 at 23:37
It just works. (Wiican on Ubuntu 12.04) – Jan D. May 22 '12 at 18:29
The ppa mentioned only supports karmic. – Tim Abell Oct 14 '12 at 12:40
Apparently packaging has been "In progress" since 2009. I guess nobody cares about this. :( – Tim Abell Oct 14 '12 at 12:59
For anyone else who hadn't heard of getdeb, you can't just click the getdeb link, you first have to go to and install getdeb on your system, then refresh the package cache (sudo apt-get update). Otherwise you just get a not found message from software centre. – Tim Abell Oct 14 '12 at 13:46

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