Support for new Broadcom bluetooth devices that need firmware

Bug #921908 reported by James M. Leddy on 2012-01-26
16
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
Medium
Jesse Sung
Nominated for Precise by James M. Leddy

Bug Description

A few Broadcom bluetooth devices require firmware to work. Broadcom has provided a GPLv2 firmware uploader utility for loading the firmware. It has been posted to linux-bluetooth at http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-bluetooth/msg17785.html, however using this tool will require modprobe rules to load the firmware after btusb is loaded. We are now implementing a proper solution to load the firmware as a kernel driver.

Devices affected: 0a5c:21e1, 0a5c:21e3, 0a5c:21d3

tags: added: blocks-hwcert-enablement

This bug is missing log files that will aid in diagnosing the problem. From a terminal window please run:

apport-collect 921908

and then change the status of the bug to 'Confirmed'.

If, due to the nature of the issue you have encountered, you are unable to run this command, please add a comment stating that fact and change the bug status to 'Confirmed'.

This change has been made by an automated script, maintained by the Ubuntu Kernel Team.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Jesse Sung (wenchien)
status: Incomplete → New
Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2012-01-26
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

Need to make sure that this device has it's firmware loaded automatically after boot up. If it's not, adding its ID does not help...

summary: - Support for new Broadcom bluetooth device [0z5c:21d7]
+ Support for new Broadcom bluetooth device [0a5c:21d3]
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium
description: updated
description: updated
summary: - Support for new Broadcom bluetooth device [0a5c:21d3]
+ Support for new Broadcom bluetooth devices that need firmware
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers