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Bug#812885: general: Bluetooth doesn't work

On 01/27/2016 04:49 PM, justysia wrote:
> [12.695075] bluetooth hci0: firmware: failed to load brcm/BCM43142A0-4ca-2009.hcd (-2)
> Please help me fix it.
> Best regards,
> Justysia

Hello Justysia,

I had the same problem on an Acer Notebook that came with this card

If you cannot find the firmware in the hcd format (it's probably not
legal to distribute on the internet, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's
hard to find), but still have the windows driver CD that came with the
laptop, you can convert the .hex file on there to the .hcd format.

On the laptop I installed (BCM43142, 04ca:2009) the firmware was called
BCM43142A0_001.001.011.0197.0211.hex on the windows CD.

I used Jesse Sung's hex2hcd utility from
https://github.com/jessesung/hex2hcd to convert, and moved it to the
filename mentioned in the error message /lib/firmware/brcm/xxx.hcd -
maybe that works for you too.


d-devel readers:  Would it be possible for Debian to distribute the
resulting file as part of a broadcom firmware package?  Firmware for
their wireless lan chipsets is already distributed in a similar manner.


- Danny

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