[SOLVED] boot message"firmware:failed to load brcm/BCM43142"

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[SOLVED] boot message"firmware:failed to load brcm/BCM43142"

Postby hughparker1 » 2015-05-26 10:08

DELL Inspiron 15 3543 (3000 Series)
5th Generation Intel Core i5-5200U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.70 GHz)

I have installed Debian 8 and the wireless adapter Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n wasn't recognised so I used LAN cable and completed the install.

I followed instructions from this link... https://wiki.debian.org/wl and managed to get my wireless recognised and is now working correctly.

I did notice that even after wireless is working ok, I continue to get an on screen message during boot process....

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    Loading, please wait...
    fsck from util-linux 2.25.2
    DEBIAN: clean, 130848/3842048 files, 1060212/15360000 blocks
    [   9.138531] w10: online cpus 1
    [  12.019185] bluetooth hci0: firmware: failed to load brcm/BCM43142A0-0a5c-21d7.hcd (-2)
    [  15.143883] systemd-fsck [268]: fsck.fat 3.0.27 (2014-11-12)
    [  15.144127] systemd-fsck [268]: /dev/sda1: 344 files, 13964/126976 clusters
    [  16.433222] Bluetooth: hci0 command 0x1003 tx timeout

The message isn't a big problem as my wireless is now working ok, but I wonder what causes it and is there any way to stop it being displayed, if that was possible.

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Re: boot message "firmware: failed to load brcm/BCM43142"

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2015-05-26 11:22

Do you need the BlueTooth functionality on that device?
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1065400

startpage.com offers plenty of other options but I can't be bothered copypasting the links...
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Re: boot message "firmware: failed to load brcm/BCM43142"

Postby hughparker1 » 2015-05-29 14:32

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:Do you need the BlueTooth functionality on that device?
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1065400


thanks for feedback, I don't need the bluetooth, never used it to be honest.

Head_on_a_Stick wrote: startpage.com offers plenty of other options but I can't be bothered copypasting the links...


I had a look online and although there were several hits for BCM43142, they all looked at getting the adapter to work. My wireless is now working ok, but I just get this boot message "firmware: failed to load brcm/BCM43142" every time I switch on laptop. It's not a big deal, I just wondered if there was a way to stop message from being displayed since adapter is now working ok.
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Re: boot message "firmware: failed to load brcm/BCM43142"

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2015-05-29 19:07

hughparker1 wrote:I don't need the bluetooth, never used it to be honest.

Try this:
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# echo -e "blacklist bluetooth\nblacklist btusb" > /etc/modprobe.d/bluetooth.conf
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Re: boot message "firmware: failed to load brcm/BCM43142"

Postby hughparker1 » 2015-05-30 19:59

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
hughparker1 wrote:I don't need the bluetooth, never used it to be honest.

Try this:
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# echo -e "blacklist bluetooth\nblacklist btusb" > /etc/modprobe.d/bluetooth.conf


thanks for reply.

can you tell me what this command does, so I know what to expect.

also can it be reversed in the future?
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Re: boot message "firmware: failed to load brcm/BCM43142"

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2015-05-30 20:06

hughparker1 wrote:can you tell me what this command does

It creates a configuration file at /etc/modprobe.d/bluetooth.conf that blacklists the "btusb" & "bluetooth" modules and disables bluetooth functionality at the kernel level.

Reverse it using:
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# rm /etc/modprobe.d/bluetooth.conf
# modprobe -v bluetooth btusb
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Re: boot message "firmware: failed to load brcm/BCM43142"

Postby hughparker1 » 2015-05-30 20:12

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
hughparker1 wrote:can you tell me what this command does

It creates a configuration file at /etc/modprobe.d/bluetooth.conf that blacklists the "btusb" & "bluetooth" modules and disables bluetooth functionality at the kernel level.

Reverse it using:
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# rm /etc/modprobe.d/bluetooth.conf
# modprobe -v bluetooth btusb

thanks for explanation, will this eliminate the boot message firmware failed to load?
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Re: boot message "firmware: failed to load brcm/BCM43142"

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2015-05-30 20:19

hughparker1 wrote:will this eliminate the boot message firmware failed to load?

There's only one way to find out...
:P

I do not have that hardware; this is a shot in the dark on my behalf.

If it doesn't work, just delete the file (I should have posted that originally, sorry).
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Re: boot message "firmware: failed to load brcm/BCM43142"

Postby hughparker1 » 2015-06-01 13:55

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
hughparker1 wrote:will this eliminate the boot message firmware failed to load?

There's only one way to find out...
:P

I do not have that hardware; this is a shot in the dark on my behalf.

If it doesn't work, just delete the file (I should have posted that originally, sorry).


Thanks again for your help on this. I did hesitate a litle but decided to give it a try since you have provided an undo option :)

I ran the code as you suggested...

and rebooted laptop. the "failed to load" message is no longer displayed....

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    Loading, please wait...
    fsck from util-linux 2.25.2
    DEBIAN: clean, 178556/3842048 files, 2406899/15360000 blocks
    [   8.589380] w10: online cpus 1
    [  12.929988] systemd-fsck [302]: fsck.fat 3.0.27 (2014-11-12)
    [  12.930339] systemd-fsck [302]: /dev/sda1: 344 files, 13964/126976 clusters


so it looks like it has worked, and my wi-fi is still working :D thanks for your input, it is much appreciated.
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Re: [SOLVED] boot message"firmware:failed to load brcm/BCM43

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2015-06-01 17:47

You are most welcome :)
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