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M1sf3t
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To secure boot or not to secure boot, that is the question 💀🤔

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    Custom kernel? then no.
    vanilla kernel? then yes.
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    @magicMirror define custom kernel... it was originally win10, trying to dual boot bohdi, a ubuntu18/enlightenment spinoff.

    I can't get the hdmi to work with it off and xrandr return an error saying it can't get the gama for the default monitor. The display itself is proportioned like it belongs on a 50inch tv. Not that it doesn't fit, everything is just really small.

    With it on its the same thing but no wifi either. bohdi's install gives me the option to set a password for 3rd party proprietary software and mentions that it's for secure boot, but I never get a prompt at startup to enter it.

    I checked bios and theres an option for admin and hd passwords and also something about an amd pip key, the last bit being what has me questioning whether that's the problem with the display, but honestly I haven't a clue whether I'm on the right track or not.
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    nvm I finally stumbled across something about full picasso support not coming until 5.0 and this one is just at 4.15. so bohdi but with updated kernel... if that doesn't break anything else.

    That's not what you meant by custom kernel anyway is it? I really have no idea what I'm talking about 🙄
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    @M1sf3t ok.
    Official kernels are signed by the provider using a special key - one thats trusted by the secure boot. true for canonical/ubuntu.
    Custom kernels are ones you compiled from source by yourself, with added modules, or integrating unstable/homecooked drivers, these kernels are not signed with the official key - so not trusted.
    for your scenario.... well, AFAIK, win10 requires trusted boot - so you need to keep it on.
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    @magicMirror Windows 10 does not require Secure Boot. I dual boot Arch and Windows 10 with SB off without any problems.
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    @M1sf3t Bodhi! I used to be in love with that distro.

    Glad its still known to some!
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    fuck Secure Boot
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    @kescherRant my thoughts exactly. There seems to be a whole debate over whether it's even necessary anymore. It doesn't seem to be causing any problems with it off, I just tried booting to windows and it seemed to be working fine.

    I may try to fuck with it some more in a few days and see why the wifi wouldn't ever work with secure boot on. I managed to generate a key the other day that seemed to work but that was before I got the bright idea to try the amdpro drivers and screwed the touch screen up.
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    @linuxxx i found it when I was looking for something small to run from a vm. It doesn't come with a lot but the desktop is so ridiculously easy to customize.

    I haven't gotten around to trying many of the larger distros but out of the minimalist, it's definitely been my favorite. I've been using it for a few months now, this is the first major problem I've had with it. Seems to be running fine after the kernel update though.
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