For some reason my laptop thinks bluetooth is the technology to go and activates it on startup of Linux Mint/Ubuntu.

Searching the internet you will find a lot of answers for this problem, that quite brutally kill the bluetooth service or block devices. All not very elegant.

So what is the solution

Most laptops use tlp for power management. If you don’t you should check it out. With that it is quite easy. Uncomment and edit in /etc/tlp.conf:

DEVICES_TO_DISABLE_ON_STARTUP="bluetooth"

You can also edit tlp to remember the last state when powering down. But for me deactivating bluetooth was all enough.


Christian

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