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

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 18 15:43:54 UTC 2012

On 18 April 2012 16:07, Barry Drake <ubuntu-advertising at gmx.com> wrote:
> 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 re-install.
> 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?

You should be able to turn it off in System Settings > Bluetooth


> Regards,        Barry.
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