Basically the post here is unfortunately a combination of inconsistent and incomplete, or in the past months something has changed and they no longer work.
Although the below instructions show promise no longer appearing as complete.
I even tried to enforce the blacklisting with:
sudo modprobe --use-blacklist bluetooth sudo modprobe --use-blacklist btusb
Yet when I press a physical (ie. on the computer itself) general purpose network button, and then run:
output alternates between “on” and “off (software)” between each push of the physical button.
I removed bluetooth first and thus there is no
/etc/xdg/autostart/blueman.desktop file to even edit, as per the instructions. NOTE: I’d prefer not to simple “hide” something but for that something not to be sought in the first instance, though maybe this is just wishful thinking on my part.
Anyway a bluetooth icon appears in the tray depending on whether I run :
bluetooth on # or bluetooth off
Instructions to remove pulseaudio-bluetooth (and bluez, libical) are possible after removing manjaro-pulse like so
sudo pacman -R manjaro-pulse sudo pacman -Rs pulseaudio-bluetooth
I have tried restarting(?) pulseaudio with:
pulseaudio --kill pulseaudio --start
But that appear to do sweet nothings (not even the PID of the tray icon widget changed). So I tried resetting the entire panel with:
…and though the panel did refresh along with the PID of the widget, which was great, the bluetooth icon is still toggling into view.
What is the most basic way to remove bluetooth at this point?