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

Barry Drake ubuntu-advertising at gmx.com
Wed Apr 18 21:56:52 UTC 2012

On 18/04/12 17:16, Phill Whiteside wrote:
> AFAIK, bluetooth is the same across all flavours, have a look at 
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Documentation/FAQ/Guides#Disable_Bluetooth 
> to see if that successfully blacklists it for you.

I didn't try - I don't actually want to 'blacklist' as I want to be able 
to turn it on from time to time.  Blacklist would give me the same as 
'rfkill block bluetooth' did in the .profile file.  What I have now 
discovered comes from carefully looking at the source code for 
gnome-control-center bluetooth and found that it uses rfkill - though 
through changing access to the /dev/rfkill file.

I now have the following notes:
the command 'rfkill block bluetooth' stops bluetooth

Can put in the ~/.profile file
But note that bluetooth cannot then be started by any method without 
commenting the above out, and re-booting.

HOWEVER if the above command is put into /etc/rc.local then 'sudo rfkill 
unblock bluetooth' will do a proper restart, and restart will also take 
place from the Bluetooth icon, or the Bluetooth settings application.

Feel free to put in any Ubuntu wiki or notes.

Regards,        Barry.

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

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