Airplane option in grub

Benjamin Montgomery bmontgom at
Sun Jan 15 21:40:44 GMT 2006

Bart Vullings (OpsVentus) wrote:
> My question: can we make an option in GRUB for laptop's which ensures
> wireless network and bluetooth is not loaded? So it will be safe to
> start the computer inside an airplane.

Can we assume that by not loading the appropriate modules, that the
radios aren't turned on?  I'm fairly sure that the bluetooth radio is on
in my thinkpad regardless of if a driver is loaded or not.  It has a Fn
key combination to turn off the bluetooth.  Is it the same for wifi?

Benjamin Montgomery
bmontgom at
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