For me the resolution was to use the default ir_ptr (with the tildes "~") and to add the xorg.conf lines described here.
Section "InputDevice"and to the ServerLayout section
Option "Name" "Nintendo Wiimote"
InputDevice "Wiimote" "AlwaysCore"Also, I removed the mac address so that any of my wiimotes can connect. So far, so good. Now if I can get sound from my Audigy card, I can start using this MD!