Package Base Details: bcm20702a1-firmware

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Submitter: Sonic-Y3k
Maintainer: miss_barfin
Last Packager: Sonic-Y3k
Votes: 42
Popularity: 1.32
First Submitted: 2015-10-10 09:48
Last Updated: 2017-07-10 18:12

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abeldekat commented on 2019-12-29 18:16

Thank you very much. This fixed the bluetooth on laptop Toshiba Satellite c40-c-10k running xfce4.

romulasry commented on 2019-10-27 22:40

Crashes with latest arch kernel.

alpha0x00 commented on 2018-04-28 14:09

Bus 003 Device 003: ID 105b:e065 Foxconn International, Inc. BCM43142A0 Bluetooth module The VID is 105b and PID e065. I'm glad to this package support it, but when I reload btusb moudle, kernel cant find firmware brcm/BCM.hcd. I move brcm/BCM43142A0-105b-e065.hcd to brcm/BCM.hcd, then it works. There is my patch.

@@ -118,7 +118,12 @@ package_bcm43142a0-firmware() {
   mkdir -p ${pkgdir}/usr/lib/firmware/brcm

   for i in BCM43142A0-*.hcd; do
+      if [ "$i" == "BCM43142A0-105b-e065.hcd" ]; then
+          install -m644 "${srcdir}/$i" "${pkgdir}/usr/lib/firmware/brcm/BCM.hcd"
+      else
           install -m644 "${srcdir}/$i" "${pkgdir}/usr/lib/firmware/brcm/$i"
+      fi

alkallio commented on 2018-02-13 20:27

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0a5c:6410 Broadcom Corp. BCM20703A1 Bluetooth 4.1 + LE

$ dmesg | grep Bluetooth
[    4.199790] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.22
[    4.199811] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[    4.199813] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[    4.199815] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[    4.199819] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[    6.367017] Bluetooth: hci0: command 0x1001 tx timeout
[   14.815058] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: Reading local version info failed (-110)

Used to work before updating to 4.15

Edit: The error above was on a DELL XPS 9550. After updating bios to the latest version - 1.6.1, everything works

aix4c commented on 2017-09-16 19:23

Still have the same problem with broadcom adapter. But Orico BTA-403 works very well.
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)

aix4c commented on 2017-08-27 14:32

Bus 003 Device 004: ID 0a5c:21d7 Broadcom Corp. BCM43142 Bluetooth 4.0
bcm43142a0-firmware 1201710-8 package installed.

Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: chip id 70
Bluetooth: hci0: localhost
Bluetooth: hci0: BCM (001.001.011) build 0341
Bluetooth: hci0: BCM (001.001.011) build 0341
Bluetooth: hci0: BCM43142A0 Generic USB Class 2 NonUHE @ 20 MHz

Device x:x:x:x:x:x Connected: yes
[CHG] Device x:x:x:x:x:x ServicesResolved: yes
[BT Receiver]# info x:x:x:x:x:x
Device x:x:x:x:x:x
Name: BT Receiver
Alias: BT Receiver
Class: 0x240408
Icon: audio-card
Paired: yes
Trusted: yes
Blocked: no
Connected: yes
LegacyPairing: no
UUID: Headset (00001108-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
UUID: Audio Sink (0000110b-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
UUID: A/V Remote Control Target (0000110c-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
UUID: A/V Remote Control (0000110e-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
UUID: Handsfree (0000111e-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
RSSI: -81

The problem is sound may disapper on distanse >= 10 cm. No such problem when I play music from my phone to the same bluetooth device.

Unable to get io data for Headset Voice gateway: getpeername: Transport endpoint is not connected (107)

Sonic-Y3k commented on 2017-07-10 18:13

@OdinEidolon apparently BCM20703A1 requires a different name for it's firmware. If you install the updated version, everything should work just fine.

OdinEidolon commented on 2017-07-10 17:34

I have this BT chipset (Dell 1830) but...

[ 3.382633] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM20703A1
[ 3.383627] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM (001.001.005) build 0000
[ 3.383640] bluetooth hci0: Direct firmware load for brcm/BCM-0a5c-6410.hcd failed with error -2
[ 3.383641] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: Patch brcm/BCM-0a5c-6410.hcd not found

What is going on? (EDIT: I'll try to link the driver to the reported missing file... OK, it works:
ln -s /lib/firmware/brcm/BCM20703A1-0a5c-6410.hcd /lib/firmware/brcm/BCM-0a5c-6410.hcd

nTia89 commented on 2017-06-17 12:10

with kernel 4.11 I get this error on dmesg:
[ 14.557138] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: Reading local version info failed (-110)

beoldhin commented on 2017-01-13 13:44

I have two computers with bluetooth. One is a laptop with the latest Arch updates and another one is a desktop PC with the latest updates. The only difference between these two machines is that the laptop is running integrated BT with Cinnamon/blueberry while the desktop is running Gnome 3 (and desktop has btusb module modprobed). Both of them have pulseaudio-bluetooth installed.

Now I try it with Plantronics Explorer 50.

Laptop: Everything works flawlessly with the laptop. I can choose A2DP if I want to hear "stereo" and the configuration menu shows two speakers but they are actually only one physical speaker. Both of the testing buttons produce correct test sounds and there are no clicks, disconnects or noise when I listen to music etc. No problems at all. It never disconnects and even autoreconnect works perfectly.

PC: It takes a lot of effort to even make the device pair. If it finally succeeds, configuration menus show ONE speaker in A2DP mode. If I press that testing button then I hear only "white noise" (like a radio between stations). The connection is broken after around 3 to 5 seconds and the sound menus are stuck (do not respond to user actions). If the UI doesn't get stuck then the headset selection is automatically removed from the menu. I've tried HCI reset and unblocking but it doesn't affect this problem. The headset is basically unusable with this BT adapter.