I noticed that bluetooth and Network settings are restoring to defaults on startup. I find an old topic how to switch bluetooth off on start up. Turn off bluetooth by default on start up

Now I want to disable LAN (Ethernet) too. It is enabled after every reboot. enter image description here

How someone can help!

Greetings, Max Meier

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    – Wan
    Commented Aug 6, 2020 at 18:18

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sudo nano /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state

And change the line




On startup, the Ethernet connection will stay disabled.

If you need to enable it back when the computer is on, you just change back the line to true and run

sudo service network-manager restart
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    this will disable wifi too?
    – Alex Jones
    Commented Jun 17, 2018 at 10:48

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