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    Re: HOWTO: Wii Remote in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10)

    Quote Originally Posted by Maheriano View Post
    Now what have I done?

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    deemar@Chugger:~$ sudo wminput -c ir_ptr 00:17:AB:23:A3:49
    Put Wiimote in discoverable mode now (press 1+2)...
    Socket connect error (control channel)
    unable to connect
    Did you use another bluetooth adapter?...Usually those "socket connect errors" come from a faulty dongle/adapter...Weird thing is that you can connect in accelerometer mode...........

    Are you sure you're using the correct bluetooth address?...Double-check it just in case. If everything stays the same let me know and I'll dig into those darned "socket connect errors" a little more !

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamm3rh34d View Post
    Bravo Toshiba! All is well after sorting out the gksudo argument! I have to say it's far more sensitive than I could have hoped for! Excellent guide-well written and precise, I applaud you. Thanks to Rhubarb as well! People like you guys keep the experimentation alive!
    Thank you very much Hamm3rh34d! It's good to know people have liked my guide!

    I just do all I can to keep helping people! I love Linux and I love experimenting! And I'm sure Rhubarb feels the same !

    What attracted me the most about Linux, specifically Ubuntu, is the awesome amount of freedom you get! So I love experimenting and poking files and configurations to see how we can all learn and improve what already is great! And I intend to keep helping others do this as well !

    Thanks again! And happy wiimoting!
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    Re: HOWTO: Wii Remote in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10)

    I had the same socket connect error, but it was because I hadn't put the wiimote in discoverable mode BEFORE running the command. On the second time, I went into discoverable mode first and it synced right away. Could possibly be a timing issue?

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    Re: HOWTO: Wii Remote in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10)

    Quote Originally Posted by Toshibawarrior View Post
    Did you use another bluetooth adapter?...Usually those "socket connect errors" come from a faulty dongle/adapter...Weird thing is that you can connect in accelerometer mode...........

    Are you sure you're using the correct bluetooth address?...Double-check it just in case. If everything stays the same let me know and I'll dig into those darned "socket connect errors" a little more !
    You're a genius! I wasn't looking at the Wiimote to make sure it was in discoverable, I was just hitting the buttons.....however that wasn't working because I was already connected in accelerometer mode so hitting the 1+2 buttons did nothing. So I held the power button to turn it off, then hit 1+2 again, that put it in discoverable mode, then I ran the command again and it connected! Then I just lit a household candle and used that as the infrared source, worked like butter!

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    Re: HOWTO: Wii Remote in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10)

    After using this for a day, I've decided this is my new permanent mouse for my machine, I love it. It's much easier and user friendly than using a mouse on my sysem. I can see how it wouldn't be ideal for someone sitting in front of a screen but I use a 150 inch projector as my screen and I sit on the couch with a wireless keyboard so the Wiimote eliminates trying to move a mouse around on the cushions of the couch. Plus the ability to turn it on/off via the Wiimote is great. Everyone should give this a try.

    I also have an idea: What if you used this for first person shooter games where you look by moving the mouse? If you picked up the plastic Wii Zapper piece ($10) which mounts the Wiimote and Nunchuck to it, then you mapped your movement buttons to the analogue stick on the Nunchuck, you could look around the screen simply by moving your gun to look. Then you move forward, backwards, strafe by moving the analogue stick on the Nunchuck which is at the back of the gun. Wouldn't this be badass?

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    Re: HOWTO: Wii Remote in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10)

    Really nice guide! It's a good reference. I can now controle my mouse with my wii remote! It's not so wonderful with out using an IRC sensor bar ... I still have to make one and try it out, but hay, it works!

    Thanks for writing it
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    Re: HOWTO: Wii Remote in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10)

    Quote Originally Posted by Maheriano View Post
    After using this for a day, I've decided this is my new permanent mouse for my machine, I love it. It's much easier and user friendly than using a mouse on my sysem. I can see how it wouldn't be ideal for someone sitting in front of a screen but I use a 150 inch projector as my screen and I sit on the couch with a wireless keyboard so the Wiimote eliminates trying to move a mouse around on the cushions of the couch. Plus the ability to turn it on/off via the Wiimote is great. Everyone should give this a try.

    I also have an idea: What if you used this for first person shooter games where you look by moving the mouse? If you picked up the plastic Wii Zapper piece ($10) which mounts the Wiimote and Nunchuck to it, then you mapped your movement buttons to the analogue stick on the Nunchuck, you could look around the screen simply by moving your gun to look. Then you move forward, backwards, strafe by moving the analogue stick on the Nunchuck which is at the back of the gun. Wouldn't this be badass?

    Great idea! Sadly I use a laptop with a 15.4" monitor and it's virtually impossible to deprecate my mouse...the wiimote is kinda tedious to control on a small monitor.

    Quote Originally Posted by NullHead View Post
    Really nice guide! It's a good reference. I can now controle my mouse with my wii remote! It's not so wonderful with out using an IRC sensor bar ... I still have to make one and try it out, but hay, it works!

    Thanks for writing it
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    Re: HOWTO: Wii Remote in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10)

    Does anyone know of a list of valid keys for the /etc/cwiid/wminput/buttons file? Also, does it have to be a keyboard or mouse action? Can I open a program with a specific key?
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    Re: HOWTO: Wii Remote in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10)

    Quote Originally Posted by Meson View Post
    Does anyone know of a list of valid keys for the /etc/cwiid/wminput/buttons file? Also, does it have to be a keyboard or mouse action? Can I open a program with a specific key?
    Here you go ---> http://abstrakraft.org/cwiid/browser...ction_enum.txt

    That's the official list of available keys to link to wiimote buttons, pretty cool I might add, because you can also sync "multimedia buttons" (i.e. Play/Pause, Stop, etc) to wiimote buttons!

    As for opening programs and doing other actions with wiimote buttons, I believe that someone is working on that right now. Apparently they're looking for a way to link scripts (for opening programs and doing specific actions) to wiimote buttons. I believe the only way to do that is using XWii instead of CWiiD...I haven't looked into that stuff for a while though. I'll let you know when I get some info !

    Happy wiimoting!
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    Re: HOWTO: Wii Remote in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10)

    Quote Originally Posted by Toshibawarrior View Post
    you can also sync "multimedia buttons" (i.e. Play/Pause, Stop, etc) to wiimote buttons!
    Thanks, that's what I'm trying to do, set up a nice configuration file for VLC.
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    Re: HOWTO: Wii Remote in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10)

    Hi all,
    I've been playing with the WII mote a bit, but I can't seam to be able to compile the whiteboard (Ubuntu 8.10, 64bit system). Has anyone got it to work?

    I can download the source from SVN, but the it is not possible to run the ./autogen.sh in the "linux-whiteboard-read-only".
    How ever, there is a folder called build and in there there is a "make-deb.sh", that one is possible to run but ends with an error...

    Here is the full "log". I think I may have forgotten something, but I don't know what...
    Let me know if anyone have any ideas...

    Code:
    snille@edge:~/linux-whiteboard-read-only/build$ sudo ./make-deb.sh 
    [sudo] password for snille: 
    Merging translations into ../src/whiteboard.desktop.
    dpkg-buildpackage: warning: using a gain-root-command while being root
    dpkg-buildpackage: set CFLAGS to default value: -g -O2
    dpkg-buildpackage: set CPPFLAGS to default value: 
    dpkg-buildpackage: set LDFLAGS to default value: -Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions
    dpkg-buildpackage: set FFLAGS to default value: -g -O2
    dpkg-buildpackage: set CXXFLAGS to default value: -g -O2
    dpkg-buildpackage: source package whiteboard
    dpkg-buildpackage: source version 0.3.4.2-0ubuntu1
    dpkg-buildpackage: source changed by VAnhTu1987 <VAnhTu1987@gmail.com>
    dpkg-buildpackage: host architecture amd64
     fakeroot debian/rules clean
    dh_testdir
    dh_testroot
    rm -f build-stamp 
    # Add here commands to clean up after the build process.
    #/usr/bin/make clean
    dh_clean 
     debian/rules build
    dh_testdir
    cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr
    -- The C compiler identification is GNU
    -- The CXX compiler identification is GNU
    -- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/gcc
    -- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/gcc -- works
    -- Detecting C compiler ABI info
    -- Detecting C compiler ABI info - done
    -- Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/c++
    -- Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/c++ -- works
    -- Detecting CXX compiler ABI info
    -- Detecting CXX compiler ABI info - done
    -- checking for module 'gtkmm-2.4'
    --   found gtkmm-2.4, version 2.14.1
    -- checking for module 'libglademm-2.4'
    --   found libglademm-2.4, version 2.6.6
    -- Configuring done
    -- Generating done
    -- Build files have been written to: /home/snille/linux-whiteboard-read-only/build
    dh_testdir
    # Add here commands to compile the package.
    /usr/bin/make -j2
    make[1]: Entering directory `/home/snille/linux-whiteboard-read-only/build'
    make[2]: Entering directory `/home/snille/linux-whiteboard-read-only/build'
    make[3]: Entering directory `/home/snille/linux-whiteboard-read-only/build'
    make[3]: Entering directory `/home/snille/linux-whiteboard-read-only/build'
    Scanning dependencies of target translations
    make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/snille/linux-whiteboard-read-only/build'
    Scanning dependencies of target whiteboard
    make[3]: Entering directory `/home/snille/linux-whiteboard-read-only/build'
    make[3]: *** No rule to make target `../ALL', needed by `ALL.gmo'.  Stop.
    make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/snille/linux-whiteboard-read-only/build'
    make[2]: *** [CMakeFiles/translations.dir/all] Error 2
    make[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
    make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/snille/linux-whiteboard-read-only/build'
    make[3]: Entering directory `/home/snille/linux-whiteboard-read-only/build'
    [ 10%] [ 10%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/whiteboard.dir/common.cpp.o
    Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/whiteboard.dir/main.cpp.o
    [ 15%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/whiteboard.dir/auxiliary.cpp.o
    [ 21%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/whiteboard.dir/events.cpp.o
    [ 26%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/whiteboard.dir/ConfigFileParser.cpp.o
    [ 31%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/whiteboard.dir/configurator.cpp.o
    [ 36%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/whiteboard.dir/irfilter.cpp.o
    [ 42%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/whiteboard.dir/calibration.cpp.o
    [ 47%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/whiteboard.dir/wiicontrol.cpp.o
    /home/snille/linux-whiteboard-read-only/src/wiicontrol.cpp: In function ‘cwiid_wiimote_t* wii_connect(char*)’:
    /home/snille/linux-whiteboard-read-only/src/wiicontrol.cpp:45: warning: taking address of temporary
    [ 52%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/whiteboard.dir/wiicursor.cpp.o
    [ 57%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/whiteboard.dir/gtk-gui.cpp.o
    [ 63%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/whiteboard.dir/wiicursormanager.cpp.o
    Linking CXX executable ../bin/whiteboard
    make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/snille/linux-whiteboard-read-only/build'
    [ 63%] Built target whiteboard
    make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/snille/linux-whiteboard-read-only/build'
    make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/snille/linux-whiteboard-read-only/build'
    make: *** [build-stamp] Error 2
    dpkg-buildpackage: failure: debian/rules build gave error exit status 2
    snille@edge:~/linux-whiteboard-read-only/build$
    Any ideas?
    //Snille - If you can't find it, make it!

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