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

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Thu Apr 19 06:42:25 UTC 2012

On 18 April 2012 22:56, Barry Drake <ubuntu-advertising at gmx.com> wrote:
> 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.

Does switching it off in System Settings > Bluetooth not do it?  If
not can someone explain why?


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