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From: Lusotec on 23 Feb 2010 10:53
> Do I assume I have to customize Kernel to remove it (bluetooth)?
No, you only need to disable the bluetooth driver module.
To disable a module, in this case bluetooth, you need to do the following:
1) Create a new file in the directory /etc/modprobe.d/. In this case
I recommend a pathname like /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-bluetooth
2) Edit the above file and put in it the following line:
3) Reboot the system (a reboot is not exactly needed but it the simplest way
to activate the new configuration)
After this change your system will *not* load the bluetooth module and thus
bluetooth support will be disabled.
The above steps can be done for any module, just change 'bluetooth' to the
name of the module you want to disable.
From: David Kerber on 23 Feb 2010 10:55
In article <LOadnblAWa_Iex7WnZ2dnUVZ_h2dnZ2d(a)earthlink.com>,
> I noticed my old Debian box, with Kernel v2.6.30-2-686 #1 SMP Fri Dec 4
> 00:53:20 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux, has Bluetooth installed and running.
> Is that part of the kernel or somewhere else? Dmesg command showed:
I was able to just uninstall the bluetooth stuff with the package
manager. I haven't a clue as to why it was installed by default, since
there is no bluetooth hdwe in that box.
From: David Kerber on 23 Feb 2010 12:33
In article <ePednTMvcsYPYB7WnZ2dnUVZ_sJi4p2d(a)earthlink.com>,
> On 2/23/2010 7:55 AM PT, David Kerber typed:
> > I was able to just uninstall the bluetooth stuff with the package
> > manager. I haven't a clue as to why it was installed by default, since
> > there is no bluetooth hdwe in that box.
> Which package manager? I tried both apt-get and aptitude. :(
Synaptic; I didn't try apt-get, and have never used aptitude.
From: David Kerber on 1 Mar 2010 17:13
In article <KrVin.260703$tq1.201232(a)en-nntp-03.dc1.easynews.com>,
> Matt Giwer wrote:
> > On 02/23/2010 09:29 AM, Ant wrote:
> >> Hello.
> >> I noticed my old Debian box, with Kernel v2.6.30-2-686 #1 SMP Fri Dec 4
> >> 00:53:20 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux, has Bluetooth installed and running.
> >> Is that part of the kernel or somewhere else? Dmesg command showed:
> > ...
> >> /var/lib/update-rc.d/bluetooth
> >> Do I assume I have to customize Kernel to remove it?
> > Try simply chkconfig for bluetooth and then as root turn it off.
> If Bluetooth is installed, it is because you have Bluetooth card in
> your hardware. That is why Debian installed the driver.
Nope. I've put debian Lenny on 3 different machines, none of which had
any bluetooth hardware on it, and one of which predated the advent of
bluetooth, and got the bluetooth installed on all 3 of them when using a
From: Harold Stevens on 1 Mar 2010 17:59
In <MPG.25f60630f596f2439896da(a)news.conversent.net> David Kerber:
> got the bluetooth installed on all 3 of them when using a default install
AFAICT, this is also my experience, but includes distros other than only
the Debian-based. Bluetooth seems there, whether BT hardware or not.
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