Bug 1087996 - Missing broadcom firmware BCM20702A1-0a5c-21e8.hcd for bluetooth adapter
Missing broadcom firmware BCM20702A1-0a5c-21e8.hcd for bluetooth adapter
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE Tumbleweed
Classification: openSUSE
Component: Basesystem
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Assigned To: Tomáš Chvátal
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Reported: 2018-04-04 01:45 UTC by Ryan Bach
Modified: 2019-11-11 07:37 UTC (History)
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Description Ryan Bach 2018-04-04 01:45:18 UTC

Here is the firmware https://plugable.com/2014/06/23/plugable-usb-bluetooth-adapter-solving-hfphsp-profile-issues-on-linux/

You have to rename it to CM20702A1-0a5c-21e8.hcd to not get the error:

“Direct firmware load for brcm/BCM20702A1-0a5c-21e8.hcd failed with error -2”:
Comment 1 Takashi Iwai 2018-04-06 15:43:52 UTC
So some adjustment needed in the bcm20702a1-firmware package?
Reassigned to Tomas.
Comment 2 Ryan Bach 2018-04-10 02:34:49 UTC
Shouldn't the firmware auto install?

Bus 008 Device 002: ID 0a5c:21e8 Broadcom Corp. BCM20702A0 Bluetooth 4.0
Comment 3 Ryan Bach 2018-10-06 02:41:26 UTC
(In reply to Takashi Iwai from comment #1)
> So some adjustment needed in the bcm20702a1-firmware package?
> Reassigned to Tomas.

Yes, same issue on latest Tumbleweed as of current date.
Comment 4 Ryan Bach 2018-10-14 03:23:03 UTC
Still having this issue, can someone set the priority higher?
Comment 5 Ryan Bach 2018-10-14 03:26:17 UTC
Commented in

Maybe someone will see it now.
Comment 6 Takashi Iwai 2018-10-29 09:39:03 UTC
Please don't touch the priority field; it's a field to be adjusted by either PM or developer, not by reporter.

I hacked the existing package to fetch this additional firmware.
Could you try the package in OBS home:tiwai:branches:hardware/bcm20702a1-firmware repo?

Once after confirming it's working, I'll submit it.
Comment 7 Ryan Bach 2018-10-30 00:27:55 UTC
Seems to work fine.
Comment 8 Swamp Workflow Management 2019-10-29 08:10:07 UTC
This is an autogenerated message for OBS integration:
This bug (1087996) was mentioned in
https://build.opensuse.org/request/show/743732 15.0 / bcm20702a1-firmware
https://build.opensuse.org/request/show/743733 15.1 / bcm20702a1-firmware
Comment 9 Tomáš Chvátal 2019-10-29 10:50:02 UTC
Will be included in leap with the next update of the bcm firmware.
Comment 10 Swamp Workflow Management 2019-11-10 11:12:56 UTC
openSUSE-SU-2019:2477-1: An update that contains security fixes can now be installed.

Category: security (moderate)
Bug References: 1087996,1154083
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Sources used:
openSUSE Leap 15.1 (src):    bcm20702a1-firmware-1201650-lp151.3.3.1
openSUSE Leap 15.0 (src):    bcm20702a1-firmware-1201650-lp150.2.3.1