Sunday, June 2, 2013

Bluetooth apps and daemon

Why keeping BT apps and daemon on a device not having any BT extension board?


so here is what i found about : 

by eanfrid

If you want to disable BT at boot-time, you only have to blacklist the bluetooth module (=driver) in order to prevent the kernel from loading it on reboot.

sudo echo "blacklist bluetooth" > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-BT.conf

Then you can purge most of the Bluetooth-oriented packages (a few libs cannot be removed since it would completely uninstall some essential parts of your DE and/or destroy it).

On a working bluetooth-enabled system you should have something like these results

$ lsmod|grep blu
bluetooth             147960  24 bnep,btusb,rfcomm
rfkill                 13361  2 bluetooth
crc16                   1288  2 ext4,bluetooth

and if BT is disabled, "lsmod|grep blu" will return no result.

that is exactly what i did, then i removed the following packages : 

  • gnome-bluetooth (that removed gnome-user-share due to dependency)
  • bluez
  • gir1.2-gnomebluetooth-1.0
Seems everything ok now

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