I'd like to disable the wi-fi hardware (and maybe also bluetooth) on my Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI, for power saving purposes. I did not see an option in the BIOS.

On the software side, I've already told the OS (fedora) not to look for wireless connections: Network manager with wireless unchecked

Yes, I know it sounds silly with a motherboard that has WIFI in its very name, but that's not what I bought it for: it's a mini-ITX A88X mobo with few competitors.


I'm not sure it does much, but I installed powertop (the package is available in Fedora repositories), typed sudo powertop, tabbed to "Tunables" and switched one wifi setting from "Bad" to "Good" by pressing enter ("Runtime PM for PCI Device Intel Corporation Wireless 7260"):

Runtime PM for PCI Device Intel Corporation Wireless 7260

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