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Title: Bluetooth in Toshiba Satellite C845
ID: /2016/12/17/Bluetooth-in-Toshiba-Satellite-C845
Created: December 17, 2016    Edited:  April 13, 2017
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Similar problems were reported last year here (kernel 4.1.1: Bluetooth: hci0: Failed to load rtl_bt/rtl8723b_fw.bin) on Ubuntu forums.

Summary of steps to solve it there (which you probably shouldn’t use!):

sudo dpkg -i  linux-firmware_1.145_all.deb
sudo updatedb
rfkill list all; hciconfig -a

Updated steps for your Ubuntu 15.10 on the other hand would be:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install linux_firmware
rfkill list all; hciconfig -a

This is based on instructions for 15.10 found here (

Additional information that may prove helpful can be found here (Bluetooth not detecting any devices) where Pilot6 wrote an answer for an rtl8723au-bt driver.

As far as Toshiba’s suitability for Linux… historically it has been very good however recently I’ve read comments some new machines are Windows only. In this case however it’s more a reflection of RealTek / Broadcom hardware installed inside which Dell’s could also have. Either manufacturer could also have Intel hardware WiFi / Bluetooth as well though.

FTR I have a Dell Laptop with Intel inside and haven’t had any real bluetooth problems to date (fingers crossed). Hopefully your problems get solved soon!

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