Aeroplane option in grub

Paul Sladen ubuntu at
Mon Jan 16 03:12:35 GMT 2006

On Sun, 15 Jan 2006, Daniel Robitaille wrote:
> > > can we make a ["flight-mode"] option in GRUB for laptop's
> > 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.

For ThinkPads the Fn-F5 combinations toggle wireless power-state and
Bluetooth virtual plug/unplug at the same time;  but see following comment.

> my Dell laptop has a Fn key to switch off the Wifi.

Again, the Fn key should call '/etc/acpi-support/' and kill the
card that way.  (This power-saving is apparently broken upstream in the
kernel for current dapper).  It should work otherwise.

You'll need to check what the Dell does for Bluetooth.

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