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Offline maui1

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Hi, I am on an iMac with most current Leopard installed.  I am able to get the wiimote to be connected via bluetooth setup and preferences pane  But it doesn't pair.

I am new to wii and feel like maybe I am missing something with the wiimote, while I can get it to synch I can't seem to turn it on with the wiimote on button, no lights, just flashing lights while synching bluetooth.

When I launch the Whiteboard app, I get the Bluetooth failed to initialize error.

I looked and searched the forums here and have seen many bluetooth questions but not this error on startup.

Has anyone seen this before and can offer some suggestions.



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Try the Java Wiimote app: http://www.uweschmidt.org/wiimote-whiteboard

This program has been designed specifically for Mac. The users in the Blog forum are Mac specialists that will be able to help you.

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Hi thanks for your suggestion.  I am pretty sure I have tried both the Mac specific and the Java cross platform app both version 0.9.7.  They both result in the initialization error. 

When Whiteboard starts up does it depend on finding the wiimote paired up or can it start without the wiimote paired.  I am thinking that perhaps it is as simple as my noobie understanding of the wiimote, since I have yet to figure out how to turn it on successfully ;-(



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Java version:
You do not want the wiimote connected or paired. The steps are:
1) You execute the application
2) Wait till it finishes executing and the application window is displayed (takes few seconds on Win XP, not sure if same on Mac)
3) Press buttons 1 & 2 on your wiimote (this turns your wiimote on, and makes available the wiimote bluetooth radio for connection)
4) Click "connect" in program window (The program will do the rest)

You know sucessful becuase the four LED's on bottom of remote, stop flashing and go to 1 LED.

If you are still having problems, I suggest putting a post up on UWE's Blog. Give full details of software, BT device/stack & proceedure. The Mac guru's there will be able to give you better MAC specific advice.

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Thanks for your reply,  after a bit more searching, I discovered there is a problem with the bluetooth stack used in the whiteboard app and the latest Mac Java SDK 6, I reset to 5 and am now able to launch the app and get as far as calibration using the mac remote as infrared pen.  Will test out more when I have a more long term solution to a pen.

BTW for anyone else having this problem, you change the Java Preferences with a little utility application which is in the utilities folder.  I guess the system preferences panel was just getting too crowded ;-)