Posted about 1 year ago. Visible to the public.

Disabling Bluetooth on your Thinkpad permanently

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


Owner of this card:

Henning Koch
Last edit:
about 1 year ago
by Henning Koch
disable, rce, bluez, linux, bluetooth
Posted by Henning Koch to makandra orga
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