I would like to run a command (that turns off bluetooth devices) at every startup. I normally use cron for these, but this is a command that needs to be ran as root. How do I do this?
You can still use cron to do it.
make an entry in /etc/crontab like this
@reboot root /path/to/your/command
or as root type
and make an etry like:
The /etc/crontab is the global crontab and thus you need to specify the user, crontab -e invokes the per-user crontab.
You could try putting the commands in
/etc/rc.local. Commands in this file should be run at the end of the boot sequence.
Disabling the drivers, and or software as has described by skrewler is often a good solution.
You're looking to modify your
init.d scripts / setting. This can get complex and depends on your distro. You might be able to edit or create
/etc/defaults/bluetooth. But I think Vixie Cron supports cron jobs for root and has a start up time setting.
If you are on Fedora run this
chkconfig --level 12345 bluetooth off