Fails to pair with Wiimote (insists on presenting a PIN, which is impossible to enter)

Bug #793098 reported by Paul Sladen
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Bluetooth
Fix Released
Medium
gnome-bluetooth (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-bluetooth

Wiimote bluetooth devices are extremely common. I have attempt to pair and use one:

  1. Bluetooth→Setup new device…
  2. Press (1)+(2) on the Wiimote
  3. "Nintendo RVL-CNT-01 | Joypad" appears in the list
  4. Click to select the item in the list
  5. Click [Forward]
  6. A box comes up saying "please enter 123456" (which is impossible)
  7. After 1-6 seconds the box is replaced: "Setting up 'Nintendo RVL-CNT-01' failed

What should happen; no generated number should be offered. The correct default PIN (whatever it is) should be used, based on a lookup table of common devices.

If the Wiimote, the binary PIN is apparently the MAC of either the host, or Wiimote backwards (LSB first):

  http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Wiimote#Bluetooth_Pairing

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zakzor (zakzor) wrote : Re: [Bug 793098] [NEW] Fails to pair with Wiimote (insists on presenting a PIN, which is impossible to enter)

Just a quick tought.
You don't need to pair the wiimote "the usual way" and if you want to
you need to press the button under the batteries and not (1)+(2). This
last one is for "quick" pair that does not looses the pairing with the wii
Use something like "wminput" and press (1)+(2) and it should work.

Regards,
zakzor
> Public bug reported:
>
> Binary package hint: gnome-bluetooth
>
> Wiimote bluetooth devices are extremely common. I have attempt to pair
> and use one:
>
> 1. Bluetooth→Setup new device…
> 2. Press (1)+(2) on the Wiimote
> 3. "Nintendo RVL-CNT-01 | Joypad" appears in the list
> 4. Click to select the item in the list
> 5. Click [Forward]
> 6. A box comes up saying "please enter 123456" (which is impossible)
> 7. After 1-6 seconds the box is replaced: "Setting up 'Nintendo RVL-CNT-01' failed
>
> What should happen; no generated number should be offered. The correct
> default PIN (whatever it is) should be used, based on a lookup table of
> common devices.
>
> ** Affects: gnome-bluetooth (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided
> Status: New
>

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madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

If zakzor's suggestion doesn't work for you, there is an update in gnome-bluetooth 3.0.1 which may help you - "Wizard: - Add support for more Wiimotes". This version is available in the latest GNOME 3.1.2 development release.

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Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

zakzor, madbiologist: thank you both for your suggestions (wmgui and updated GNOME 3.1.2). In the specific case of the pairing code, this is apparently:

  http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Wiimote#Bluetooth_Pairing

  (a) The host MAC address, backwards (if pairing with battery button)
  (b) The wiimote MAC address, backwards (if pairing with (1)+(2) buttons)

description: updated
description: updated
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the issue should be fixed in the next update in oneiric

Changed in gnome-bluetooth (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Fix Committed
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

(it might already be fixed in the current version but needs testing)

Changed in gnome-bluetooth:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Paul Sladen (sladen)
tags: added: needs-testing
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the issue should be fixed in oneiric

Changed in gnome-bluetooth (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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