Re: Bug#812885: general: Bluetooth doesn't work
On 01/27/2016 10:49 AM, justysia wrote:
> Package: general
> Severity: normal
> Dear Maintainer,
> I was trying to make bluetooth work properly,
> but I couldn't find a way to do it.
> So I hope You will help me, plese.
> this appears when system starts up:
> [12.695075] bluetooth hci0: firmware: failed to load brcm/BCM43142A0-4ca-2009.hcd (-2)
> Please help me fix it.
> Best regards,
> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: 8.3
> APT prefers stable-updates
> APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
> Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
> Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
> Locale: LANG=pl_PL.utf8, LC_CTYPE=pl_PL.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
> Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
> Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
The real file seems to be BCM43142A0-04ca-2009.hcd (note the 0 -zero before
4ca). On page
there seems to be a solution but I dont have that bt adapter so I cannot
confirm that it will work for you. I have another Broadcom (BCM20702A0)
adapter that I used a similar fix to get its firmware to load. Basically you
download fw-04ca_2009.hcd and rename it to
/lib/firmware/brcm/BCM43142A0-04ca-2009.hcd. You might have to create the
directory firmware and brcm if they dont exist on your system. If you run lsusb
you should see an ID 04ca-2009 listed. If not then this wont help you.