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each time I open Ubuntu I have to turnoff bluetooth function from the top panel. my questions is that is there any method to make it disabled by default?

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To disable bluetooth service on startup

sudo nano /etc/rc.local

add this line before exit 0

rfkill block bluetooth
  • Unfortunately I don't know what to do after adding the last code, In other words how can I save changes? – Muhammed Feb 13 '14 at 10:35
  • Press ctrl+x and ctrl+s to save your change. This script is running each time you turn on the computer. So this line will turn off the bluetooth – jhilmer Feb 14 '14 at 15:58
  • To save is actually Ctrl+O (the letter, not zero) – Nathan J. Brauer Aug 21 '14 at 22:13
  • You can also use gedit to do this, if you are not comfortable with nano :) – user3459110 Nov 27 '14 at 8:58
  • This doesn't work on Thinkpad X250 + UbuntuStudio 16.04 LTS – amirteymuri Aug 7 '16 at 9:50

Following the answer here, what worked for me (in Ubuntu 14.04) was

sudo gedit /etc/bluetooth/main.conf
InitiallyPowered = true     # keep it that way
# add the following:
# start bluetooth on boot?
# compatibility note: if this variable is _not_ found bluetooth will start

Save the file and reboot.

  • This didn't work for me – Grzegorz Chrupała Jul 2 '16 at 13:34
  • Didn't work for me on Ubuntu MATE 16.04 – Prahlad Yeri Aug 4 '16 at 6:39
  • This doesn't work on Thinkpad X250 + UbuntuStudio 16.04 LTS – amirteymuri Aug 7 '16 at 9:53
  • You shouldn't downvote it. I just posted what worked FOR ME in the hope it could be useful to someone. – Rodrigo Apr 22 '17 at 22:38

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