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    Default turn off/disable bluetooth to be safe ?

    My bluetooth seems to be activated in the system tray when I start the computer, can I disable this?.
    I do not want my computer to be visible to other computers if you know what I mean.

    Is it still safe even if the icon shows, Iam a little afraid someone might be able to hack the system this way? If itś still safe having it this way I dont really need to turn it of guess im a litlle paranoid because i never use bluetooth

    there is something called show bluetooth icon when you click on Preferences in the menu is that a way to disable it?

    usually i used the quick keys on my keyboard but they dont seems to work in opensuse

    best regard alexander


    opensuse 11.3 32-bit gnome

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    Default Re: turn off/disable bluetooth to be safe ?

    As far as I can remember when I had GNOME on my netbook (running KDE now) you could right click on the icon and go to preferences and disable it there.
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    Default Re: turn off/disable bluetooth to be safe ?

    You may also disable it in YaST completely or unload its kernel module.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zwenny View Post
    You may also disable it in YaST completely or unload its kernel module.
    When i search in Yast I do not find bluetooth listed. Show Hardware** lists it, but those menu items seem un-clickable.

    My bluetooth used to only turn itself on every time it came out of standby. I would right-click the icon and turn it off. But recently it turns itself on randomly after this. What works for me now is:

    Code:
     service bluetooth stop
    **(another nearly un-stoppable process that makes you feel like the entity in the Star Trek computer when Spock tells it to calculate PI to the last digit - "Nooooooo."

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    Default Re: turn off/disable bluetooth to be safe ?

    Quote Originally Posted by JackWells View Post
    When i search in Yast I do not find bluetooth listed. Show Hardware** lists it, but those menu items seem un-clickable.

    My bluetooth used to only turn itself on every time it came out of standby. I would right-click the icon and turn it off. But recently it turns itself on randomly after this. What works for me now is:

    Code:
     service bluetooth stop
    **(another nearly un-stoppable process that makes you feel like the entity in the Star Trek computer when Spock tells it to calculate PI to the last digit - "Nooooooo."
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