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Aircraft Manager: Save Battery By Turning Off WiFi and Bluetooth

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One of the sacrifices I had to make when choosing to install Ubuntu 8.10 was that there would be no way to turn off wifi and bluetooth. The battery would drain faster because I would have to keep them powered when not using them.

Dell released Aircraft Manager, a program for turning these devices off, in lpia form for Ubuntu 8.04 when the Mini was first shipped. Seeing how I was not running an lpia system I was hesitant to install the package. Recently it was brought to my attention that there is a Aircraft Manager.deb usable in both i386 and lpia systems.

Once, installed you can find Aircraft Manager in System>Preferences, under the title Airplane Mode. It allows you to turn off wifi and bluetooth.

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