Ubuntu Wii

Following some of the instructions on CWiiD I now have my Wiimote connected to my Ubuntu desktop.

I accidentally followed the instructions for Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) instead of Hardy Heron (8.04) but it seems to have not caused any harm.
Apparently this is all I needed to do,

~/$ sudo apt-get install libcwiid1 lswm wmgui wminput

However there was a problem connecting at first,

~/$ wmgui
Error opening control channel
Error opening control channel

~$ sudo wminput
Put Wiimote in discoverable mode now (press 1+2)...
No wiimotes found
unable to connect

Perhaps it was because there were some other Bluetooth devices in the area (not listed below). Anyway, this seemed to make it work,

~/$ hcitool scan
Scanning ...
        00:1E:35:3E:0C:2D       Nintendo RVL-CNT-01

~/$ wmgui 00:1E:35:3E:0C:2D

~/$ wminput 00:1E:35:3E:0C:2D
Put Wiimote in discoverable mode now (press 1+2)...
Ready.
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