Disable bluetooth on startup – howto

I’m using Mint Linux and I noticed that the Bluetooth adapter is always on (I turned it off in the previous  session). I’m using Bluetooth from time to time, but I don’t like to see it on when I don’t need it. Besides, it wastes battery.

You can turn it off per session (as I did), but next time it’s right back on which annoys me.  As I can see, I’m not the only one who is affected with this.

The solution is set InitiallyPowered parameter to false.

sudo nano /etc/bluetooth/main.conf

Search for the entry:

InitiallyPowered = true

and change the value to:

InitiallyPowered = false

Next time you boot, it should be down.

In case this doesn’t help, try to turn off bluetooth service by adding “/etc/init.d/bluetooth stop” inside /etc/rc.local file (before the “exit 0” line)

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