Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 849339
BCM2033 Bluetooth firmware missing
Last modified: 2012-08-20 09:54:45 EDT
Description of problem:
The firmware for the bcm2033 bluetooth device is missing.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Plug in the USB device.
The kernel will try to load the bcm203x module, but it fails, because the firmware files BCM2033-FW.bin and BCM2033-MD.hex are missing.
The firmware will be in this file:
Aug 18 16:06:56 bart kernel: [24660.991726] bcm203x: probe of 2-1.8.3:1.0 failed with error -5
The linux-firmware package only ships firmware contained in the upstream linux-firmware git repository (or firmware heading there very soon). That firmware isn't included upstream.
There was a review for the bluez-firmware package originally and it was found the licensing of the firmware is not compatible with Fedora's firmware rules. Unfortunately, we cannot provide that.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 258681 ***