Disabling Bluetooth on your Thinkpad permanently

Posted Almost 3 years ago. Visible to the public.

Persistently disabling Bluetooth across reboots is not trivial on some Ubuntus (I'm using 16.04 LTS).

Instead of configuring systemd or editing config files, you may also disable Bluetooth in your BIOS:

  • Interrupt start-up with a hotkey (ENTER on my X260)
  • Enter BIOS configuration utility
  • Go to Security
  • Go to I/O Port Access
  • Set Bluetooth to Disabled
  • Save changes and reboot


Henning Koch
Last edit
Almost 3 years ago
Henning Koch
disable, rce, bluez, linux, bluetooth
Source code in this card is licensed under the MIT License.
Posted by Henning Koch to makandra orga (2020-10-19 06:48)