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I am trying to justify a Ouya Purchase.. so I would like to utilize the controller at least... its a standard Bluetooth controller and when i attempt to pair it with Ubuntu 13.04 the pairing option box prompts me to enter a pairing code..

Now this is the odd part.. the paring code options dialog in the settings has a few options but none of the setting stick when closing the dialog (there is no ok or apply.. just "Close")

So at the end of the day i am unsure if there is a simple way to pair bluetooth Gamepads in ubuntu.

Any Help would be greatly appreciated.

TLDR;how do i pair a bluetooth gamepad without a paircode.

Ok.. quick update.. just did the Pair option code 0000 and close.. then i went to pair.. it asked me to enter a pair code.. but after about 2 seconds the window closed and said it was pair successfully.

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I found a simple way that bypasses the buggy gui tools.

  1. hcitool scan

  2. Take the address and use it here sudo hidd --connect address

Then it will show up as a gamepad.

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You have to run sudo apt-get install hidd in order to install the tool if you get command not found the first time try this. –  Raghd Hamzeh Sep 10 '13 at 19:22
I had to run sudo apt-get install bluez-compat to install hidd. A package named hidd didn't exist. –  jumpnett Nov 9 '13 at 5:41
Also you can search for a device and auto connect using sudo hidd --search –  jumpnett Nov 9 '13 at 5:43
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