Realtek Bluetooth adapter not working

I’m trying to get a USB bluetooth adapter working. Based on what I read in the thread here I figured that this adapter would be a good choice since it states it’s using RTL8761B.

I popped it in and it doesn’t seem to work out of the box.

bluetoothctl devices shows no default controller available
hcitool dev shows nothing

lsusb shows:

Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0bda:8771 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

dmesg shows the following when I plug in the device:

usb 1-1.4: new full-speed USB device number 6 using xhci-hcd
usb 1-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=8771
usb 1-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 1-1.4: Product: Bluetooth Radio
usb 1-1.4: Manufacturer: Realtek
usb 1-1.4: Serial Number: 00E04C239987
Bluetooth: hci0: rtl: examining hci_ver=0a hci_rev=000b lmp_ver=0a lmp_subver=8761
Bluetooth: hci0: rtl: loading rtl_bt/rtl8761b_config.bin
Bluetooth: hci0: Direct firmware load for rtl_bt/rtl8761b_config.bin failed with error -2
Bluetooth: hci0: rtl: Failed to load rtl_bt/rtl8761b_config.bin
Bluetooth: hci0: rtl: loading rtl_bt/rtl8761b_fw.bin
Bluetooth: hci0: Direct firmware load for rtl_bt/rtl8761b_fw.bin failed with error -2
Bluetooth: hci0: rtl: Failed to load rtl_bt/rtl8761b_fw.bin

I’m using Emuelec if that matters (but it’s a straight fork of CoreElec).
Is there anything else specific I can do to troubleshoot or info I can provide?

Thanks in advance

If you are using he standalone version of Emuelec, then it is independent of Corelec, so may not have the bluetooth support for this adapter yet.

It is worth posting a request for support on the Emuelec Forum

Yep, I surmised after posting that might be the issue. I’ll do that, thanks!

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