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so I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Samsung Series 7 Chronos Laptop. It has i7 cores and Nvidia Optimus Graphics and, needless to say being Samsung, a number of bugs to go along with it. Basically every time I close the lid for two minutes and open it back up and wake it from suspend, Bluetooth has been re-enabled and I have to disable it again to save on battery.

Is there a terminal script I can run or a file I can edit to boot with it disabled and keep it disabled on wakeup and login?

Thanks in advance, Jack

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Open a terminal window and type

sudo sed -i "s/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g" /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop

Then Open Dash And Search For "Startup Applications". Find Bluetooth In The List And Uncheck It. Click Close On The Side. Hope This Helps!

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