I am using Acer laptop with ubuntu 14.04 installed on it. Every time laptop wakeup from sleep, bluetooth gets enabled automatically. I do not want bluetooth to be enabled automatically after wakeup.

I did try the below solution.

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.

However, when I open startup application, I do not see bluetooth in the list.

Please suggest..


There is a bug report about it; https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1298552

As you can see from the report status, bug has been expired, importance is low and not assigned to anyone. I highly believe that the bug will not be resolved if no one reports a crash about it.


You may try disabling bluetooth service by writing a script on wake-up process. pm-utils provides a script based controlling mechanism. You can find the examples under /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/directory.

Create a new script called 99buetooth_disable;

$ sudo touch /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/99buetooth_disable

Open it up with your favorite editor (mine is nano btw);

$ sudo nano /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/99buetooth_disable

Put those commands into it;


case "$1" in
        echo "Disabling bluetooth..."
        sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth stop

Additionally you can also start and restart the service with following commands if you want;

sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth start
sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth restart

Now bluetooth service should be stopped after a clean resume.

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