Troubleshooting a USB Bluetooth Dongle

Iain Hibbert plunky at
Tue Nov 2 22:05:18 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2 Nov 2010, Maksim Yevmenkin wrote:

> > Nov  2 16:08:02 tethys root: Unknown USB device: vendor 0x0cf3 product
> > 0x3000 bus uhub8
> > Nov  2 16:08:02 tethys kernel: ugen3.3: at usbus3
> >
> > Which doesn't give me much.  Doing a config dump:
> i disagree :) it gives you vendor/device id pair which is
> 0x0cf3/0x3000. in other words, your adapter is based on atheros ar3011
> chip and will require a special (new) driver that would download
> firmware. ubtbcmfw(4) will not work, because its for broadcom chip. i
> only mentioned this because it would be similar, but not the same :)
> [...]
> > So, any suggestions on where to go next?
> 1) need to write a special ubtathfw(4) driver;
> 2) obtain firmware (i assume it would be on a cd that came with the dongle);

3) as this device attaches at ugen(4) already, write a userland program
   that opens the correct endpoint and writes the firmware directly


( does this for the
old broadcom device on NetBSD, perhaps it would be easy to adapt..)

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