I’ve been troubleshooting some oddities on my machine this afternoon and one thing I’ve done to try and find some conflicts is remove some often unneeded kernel modules. I thought I would outline quickly how to disable and permanently remove the bluetooth module for those that don’t use it. I realize I don’t think I’ve used the bluetooth system on my machine for months, so I may as well just disable the module permanently.
Permanently disable the Bluetooth module
To disable the bluetooth module from being loaded at boot time we’ll need to add it to the system module blacklist. Basically your system keeps a list of modules that need to be blacklisted for various reasons, often those that cause problems, and we’ll add this to that list.