I want my RP to initiate PANU mode connection (BT tethering) to my phone. The script should start at boot or after login so it won't hang the booting. I created the following script that works perfectly when launched manually:


test-network <BT address> nap &

Where do I place the script?

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I think the proper solution would be to create a SystemD service, as described here. Create a file named /etc/systemd/system/bt_tether.service:

Description=BT Tethering service
ExecStart=/full/path/to/test-network <BT address> nap

Then run the following command as root:

systemctl enable bt_tether.service
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    I've tried writing a script with a simple command (run a bluez test script) and placed it in bashrc: 'test-network <BT address> nap' It works, it starts after login and if the tethering mode is enabled on my phone, it connects. I like your solution, it's more elegant!
    – alkopop79
    Commented Sep 23, 2016 at 10:57
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    Anything you put in .bashrc is executed every time you login or open a new shell. If you don't mind if that command gets executed several times, it's OK. Commented Sep 23, 2016 at 11:00
  • Is there a way to launch the command after network is found not available? I guess something with network-online.target ... In other words, if there's no network available on eth0 and wlan0, launch the command.
    – alkopop79
    Commented Sep 23, 2016 at 13:40

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