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Offline AmateurDev

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on: January 25, 2010, 08:58:18 PM
I usually know my way around computers, but know I don't really know what I'm doing. I have a Cables Unlimited Bluetooth USB dongle, verified to work on http://wiibrew.org/wiki/List_of_Working_Bluetooth_Devices WiiBrew.org. I have a dual-boot partition with Ubuntu 9.10 and XP Professional. On Ubuntu, I can successfully connect my Wii remote with http://www.wiimoteproject.com/applications/linux-whiteboard Linux Whiteboard. I can't, however connect using http://www.uweschmidt.org/wiimote-whiteboard Wiimote Whiteboard. I'm not sure why I can use Linux Whiteboard and not Wiimote Whiteboard. It might be BlueCove or BlueSoleil problems. On my Windows partition, I have the BlueSoleil software included with my dongle. It can only run in evaluation mode, though. I tried connecting with Wiimote Whiteboard, but it won't connect. I don't know what to do, I looked at the different help sections, but I don't understand anything they're saying. I don't know what stack I have, all I know is I have BlueSoleil on XP and BlueZ on Ubuntu. Can you walk me through what I need to do?

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When I try to connect with BlueSoleil on XP, the lights keep flashing.
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Reply #1 on: January 25, 2010, 11:19:07 PM

Hi,

Bluecove used in the Java Wiimote Whiteboard does not connect well with Blusoleil. You will need the Widcomm stack if you are planning to use this.

If you are using Bluesoleil, you will need to connect the Wii Remote manually first before launching Smoothboard. If MS Bluetooth stack is used, SmoothConnect will load to automatically connect your Wiimote. Therefore, it would be best if you use the MS Bluetooth stack for the convenience.

You can get more help here:
http://boonjin.com/smoothboard/index.php?title=Connect_the_Wiimote

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Reply #2 on: January 26, 2010, 08:08:37 AM
Thanks for replying. Can I use the Widcomm stack for Linux? I can connect to BlueSoleil on XP, but the lights keep flashing on the Wiimote. I'm not sure if I have the MS stack, how can I get it? When I go to the control panel, I don't see a Add Bluetooth Device button. Am I supposed to?



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Reply #3 on: January 26, 2010, 10:09:18 AM
Thanks for replying. Can I use the Widcomm stack for Linux? I can connect to BlueSoleil on XP, but the lights keep flashing on the Wiimote. I'm not sure if I have the MS stack, how can I get it? When I go to the control panel, I don't see a Add Bluetooth Device button. Am I supposed to?

Hi,

When the Wii Remote is connected, the Blue LEDs will continue to blink until a software takes control of it and updates the status of the LEDs. After connecting, you want to try to launch Smoothboard to see whether it does connect to your Wii Remote.

To install the MS Bluetooth stack, you can remove/uninstall Blusoleil. To get the MS drivers loaded, you may need to install it with a tool such as the Bluetooth Installer, http://www.bluetoothinstaller.com

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Reply #4 on: January 31, 2010, 04:41:00 PM
I tried using the MS Bluetooth drivers. I can connect easily to GlovePIE, but I could do that with BlueSoleil. I cannot connect to Wiimote Whiteboard (Uwe Schmidt), WiinRemote or the original Wiimote Whiteboard. I'm going to try the WIDCOMM Stack and see if this fixes the problem.



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Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010, 07:51:02 PM
I can't use the WIDCOMM stack because all the links for using the WIDCOMM stack are outdated. I tried using the latest software, but during installation, the installer doesn't detect my device. I can erratic connection with WiinRemote and Johnny's Wiimote Whiteboard, but the Wiimote Whiteboard by Uwe Schmidt doesn't ever connect. I'm not sure what to do.



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Reply #6 on: February 01, 2010, 09:37:16 PM
Hi,

Have you tried using Smoothboard to connect your Wii Remote?

If you are using the MS Bluetooth stack, Smoothboard will automatically connect your Wii Remote.

Also in Smoothboard, you can set the software to try to connect to multiple Wii Remotes. This may help to connect your Wii Remote consistently.

You can post a screenshot of your HID device list here found under System->Hardware->Device Manager.

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Reply #7 on: February 03, 2010, 01:39:18 PM
This is my Device Manager. The attached picture is the error that comes up when I start Smoothboard. It doesn't connect to my Wii Remote. I'm not using the registered version because I can't afford to pay for anything right now.  :(



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Reply #8 on: February 03, 2010, 05:46:33 PM
Hi,

Have you installed the latest version of Smoothboard?

It seems that your installation of Smoothboard is not complete or you are using an old version of Smoothboard.

The latest version of Smoothboard is 1.6.0.7

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