[mythtv-users] OT - UEFI, Secure Boot, Fedora and nVidia drivers

George Galt george.galt at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 19:26:15 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 12:38 PM, Lawrence Rust <lvr at softsystem.co.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-06-26 at 12:23 -0400, George Galt wrote:
> [snip]
>> Am I reading this correctly?  If so, does anyone have any thoughts
>> about how to address this issue?  If I disable secure boot from
>> BIOS/UEFI, would I be able to run unsigned nVidia drivers or would I
>> also need to rebuild my kernel to run unsigned drivers?  Is it too
>> early to know?
> Ubuntu plan to provide a signed loader that will 'just work' with
> existing kernels and drivers.  See here:
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2012-June/035445.html
> FWIW iff everything that Ubuntu claim comes to be then we can continue
> to build custom kernels, modules and use binary blobs.
> --
> Lawrence
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Without any desire to start a distro-war, I'd prefer to stick with
Fedora.  While I'm certainly able to alter settings in BIOS, I'm
concerned about how the move to secure boot might alter the ecosystem
that currently exists for nVidia drivers.  I've appreciated all of the
insight that you and others have provided.

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