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It keeps asking for the PIN, and the option of connecting a device without PIN is not added to Ubuntu for some reason.

I know there are things like wiican, but the package is not available for some reason. Plus I just want it to pair up with my system, and let Dolphin-Emu do the rest, I dont want to emulate a mouse or anything.

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A default "pin" for bluetooth is 0000, did you try that? –  Thomas W. Aug 25 '12 at 17:24
    
Yes, it says the process failed –  Thompson Aug 25 '12 at 17:28
    
See my answer below, I believe i found the package you were looking for. –  Thomas W. Aug 25 '12 at 17:37

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You can try to use the GetDeb installer for wiican here if you want, according to the WiiCan project on Launchpad, GetDeb manages the debian packages for that project.

I noticed you mentioned 'wiican' in your question, so I thought I'd help out here.

To use the GetDeb Package and Repository on 12.04:

(http://www.getdeb.net/updates/Ubuntu/12.04/#how_to_install) Use the following instructions:

1: Install the getdeb package.

Or configure the repository manually:

Go to System-Administration-Software Sources, Third-Party Software tab, Add: deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu precise-getdeb apps

Add the repository GPG key, open a terminal window and type: wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

2: Run sudo apt-get update in terminal.

3: Click the "Install this now" button below the screenshot of the desired application.

4: If you are using Kubuntu please check bug 476853.

5: If the application cannot be found, run this command and try again: sudo apt-get update

Then try installing the package you are looking to install (wiican).


If that doesn't work, you may need to google around to find the correct pairing pin for the wiimote. (note that for almost every bluetooth device, a secure pairing pin is used. it prevents malicious access to devices)

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Nope, the Software Center Says page not found. –  Thompson Aug 25 '12 at 17:50
    
Actually, I got somewhere. I noticed that the bluetooth-man applet is capable of adding the device and successfully pairing it. However, the controller turns off like it hasnt been paired. –  Thompson Aug 25 '12 at 18:14
    
I think you need to add the GetDeb repos first, i forgot to give you a link to that. You could always build from source, too, for wiican. –  Thomas W. Aug 27 '12 at 19:53
    
@Thompson I've updated the answer accordingly, to have the "How to install the GetDeb Repos" included. –  Thomas W. Aug 27 '12 at 20:01
    
Thank you for your help. The thing is, it appears I got myself a new model of the Wii Remote, where Nintendo switched something making it harder to make to work. Dolphin-Emu team hasn't come around to fixing it up for windows yet, so that would explain why linux drivers didnt work for me (the repos are quiet old). –  Thompson Aug 29 '12 at 2:36

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