[unRaid 6.3.5] USB Bluetooth not recognised... completely?

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Hey guys!


I have a docker instance of "Home-Assistant" where I'm already passing an USB device:


As you can see it creates the device above. However I have a USB Bluetooth device which it gets listed in lsusb (It's the Broadcom one) while the other is the Z-wave Z-Stick

[email protected]:~# lsusb
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 0a5c:21ec Broadcom Corp. 
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0658:0200 Sigma Designs, Inc. 

But for this bluetooth device I'm not getting an appropriate "/dev" device. I've tried passing the bus and device ID to docker but it seems to not work or I'm not doing it correctly.


Can anyone point me out in the right direction? Maybe it's not possible to pass it unless unRaid creates a "/dev" device and has the appropriate drivers to support it?


Doing a `dmesg | grep Broadcom` is not showing up anything either. Connecting this USB bluetooth to a Raspberry Pi2 with Raspbian recognizes it without problems so it's clear that at least it works on Linux. Maybe I'm just doing wrong the passthrough thing to Docker :/


Thanks for any help!

Edited by bluepr0
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I've been trying to figure out the same issue.


Looking around, it looks like the primary issue is that there's not a Bluetooth driver for the Bluetooth dongle.


Running usb-devices shows that the Broadcom device doesn't have drivers:



T:  Bus=03 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=01 Cnt=01 Dev#=  3 Spd=12  MxCh= 0
D :  Ver= 2.00 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=01 Prot=01 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=0a5c ProdID=21e8 Rev=01.12
S:  Manufacturer=Broadcom Corp
S:  Product=BCM20702A0
S:  SerialNumber=5CF3708ECDE6
C :#Ifs= 4 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=0mA
I:  If#=0x0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 3 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=01 Prot=01 Driver=(none)
I:  If#=0x1 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=01 Prot=01 Driver=(none)
I:  If#=0x2 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=(none)
I:  If#=0x3 Alt= 0 #EPs= 0 Cls=fe(app. ) Sub=01 Prot=01 Driver=(none)


I've seen it suggested that btusb needs to be loaded, but there's no btusb module to load:


modprobe -v btusb
modprobe: FATAL: Module btusb not found in directory /lib/modules/4.14.49-unRAID


So, until Unraid supports Bluetooth on the host, there's no way to pass the device through to a docker container like Home Assistant.


At least, that's as far as I've gotten. Anyone else have any better luck I"d love to know how you got it working.

Edited by kmwoley
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I've just been banging my head against the same issue for a few days, thank god I found your post @kmwoley, it gives me the exact answer that I was looking for!


T:  Bus=03 Lev=02 Prnt=03 Port=02 Cnt=01 Dev#= 10 Spd=12  MxCh= 0
D:  Ver= 2.00 Cls=e0(wlcon) Sub=01 Prot=01 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=0a12 ProdID=0001 Rev=88.91
S:  Product=CSR8510 A10
C:  #Ifs= 2 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=100mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 3 Cls=e0(wlcon) Sub=01 Prot=01 Driver=(none)
I:  If#= 1 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=e0(wlcon) Sub=01 Prot=01 Driver=(none)

[email protected]:/dev# modprobe -v btusb
modprobe: FATAL: Module btusb not found in directory /lib/modules/4.14.13-unRAID

Now we just need some smart cookie to come up with a solution to the issue.

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