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pigdog

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Wiimote on diskless MD
« on: May 31, 2008, 07:26:24 pm »
Anyone get this working?

I kinda had it going the other day but when I reloaded the MD I got feedback vibration from the wiimote but no cursor movement.

I reloaded both Core and MD then completely a no go.

I rebuilt from scratch but all I'm getting now when I run wminputd from etc/init.d is...

Socket connect error (control channel)
Unable to connect

hcitool scan works fine - shows my wiimote MAC address.

I'm using a MSI 3G bluetooth dongle.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

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Re: Wiimote on diskless MD
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008, 01:15:34 pm »
I've disconnected the Wii.  Fails.

I've tried another wiimote.  Fails.

I've moved the bluetooth dongle to another USB port.  Fails.

I tried wminput XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX (BDADDR). Fails.

HCITOOL dev shows my dongle MAC.

HCITOOL inq shows my wiimote MAC, clock offset and class.

When I try to force a baseband connection I get a timeout message.

I guess I'll just keep trying.

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Re: Wiimote on diskless MD
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2008, 11:19:11 pm »
Got it...

lsusb showed me something funny with one of the bus devices.

It works.  What a pain.  Good learning experience though.

Go cursor go wheeeee!


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Re: Wiimote on diskless MD
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2008, 12:58:57 pm »
Got it...

lsusb showed me something funny with one of the bus devices.

It works.  What a pain.  Good learning experience though.

Go cursor go wheeeee!


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Re: Wiimote on diskless MD
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2008, 02:11:46 pm »
Where I should of had zero's I had data.

I thought I had disconnected everything that could have interfered with getting setup (wii, other wiimotes, etc.) but that was not the case.

My youngest has this cheap $20 no name brand bluetooth dongle (fake antenna included).

I had tried to use this dongle for test purposes but when I tried to boot up with the dongle plugged in I received thousands of error messages that screened by until eventually the system finally gave up and booted.

It was plugged into his system about 15 to 20 feet away.

I don't know why he has been playing with it because we've never been able to get it to work.

Go mousey go, wheeee!