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How can I deactivate Bluetooth on system startup?

I want that my bluetooth by defautl be turned off. How can I do that? Ubuntu 10.10

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To deactivate blueooth at startup you can add rfkill block bluetooth in the file /etc/rc.local. And you can activate bluetooth via the bluetooth applet, if you want.

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Thank you this work well. – vrcmr Apr 24 '11 at 12:36
This still worked well on Ubuntu 14.04. – rubo77 May 26 '14 at 22:35
You need some more on Ubuntu 15.10: – rubo77 Nov 10 at 12:35

I found with my laptop that there was an option in the BIOS (typically hit Del when your computer is starting.)

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