[ubuntu-uk] Stopping bluetooth .....

Barry Drake ubuntu-advertising at gmx.com
Wed Apr 18 15:07:13 UTC 2012

I've just put 12.04 on my Samsung N150 netbook.  Previously, I've had to 
do various tweaks to get things fully working, but with 12.04, 
everything worked out of the box.  Fantastic.

The only problem was starting off with the 'upgrade' option on the Live 
CD installer.  This was a miserable failure in several ways  including a 
non-working installation of the Ubuntu Software Centre.  I don't want to 
go into all the details, but I've never yet got 'Upgrade', either online 
or from a live CD to work properly.  It was quicker and easier to 

There is something I've wanted to do before and failed.  I'd like 
Bluetooth to be off by default.  The command 'service bluetooth stop' 
which I seem to remember used to work, gives the reply 'bluetooth 
stop/waiting' but does not turn Bluetooth off according to the Bluetooth 
icon.  The command 'rfkill block bluetooth' does work OK, but if I want 
to turn bluetooth back on, 'unblock' sets the icon to active, but 
Bluetooth won't work until I have re-booted without the rfkill command 
in my ~/.profile file.

Something has to be possible as I can turn Bluetooth off and on again by 
clicking on the icon and using the menuitem there.  But I'd like to do 
this as a command on startup.  Any thoughts?

Regards,        Barry.

Barry Drake is a member of the the Ubuntu Advertising team.

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