Disable BlueTooth [Ubuntu 11.10/Unity]

Asked by Simon Bateman on 2011-11-15

In older versions, I could disable Bluetooth (and others) at startup. Can I review these applications and disable those I do not require?

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2011-11-17
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2011-11-17
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2011-11-16

Hi, look at this image:
http://www.dedoimedo.com/images/computers_years/2011_2/ocelot-system-menu.jpg

then click on that icon on your pc and select 'Startup Applications'
Hope that it's what you want.

Simon Bateman (batemans-25) said : #2

I have looked back at Ubuntu 10.04, this "Startup Applications' Preferences" has a long list of system tasks which has not been put into 11:10, such as "Bluetooth Manager"

I could try taking settings from 10.04 and trying them but I feel that this is not a great idea!

In Ubuntu 11.10 the list was shortened.

Best Sam_ (and-sam) said : #4

They're just hidden.
Go to
/etc/xdg/autostart

For example, bluetooth-applet-unity.desktop, set
NoDisplay=true
to
NoDisplay=false

Bluetooth is also in system-settings, but the settings don't survive a reboot or logout. Bug #848798
In case it can be disabled in BIOS, but sometimes the option is only available together with wireless.

Bug #832007 was about not displaying in startup apps, but marked as invalid.

Simon Bateman (batemans-25) said : #5

Thanks Sam_, that solved my question.