Proprietary Drivers and Secure Boot

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Proprietary Drivers and Secure Boot

Postby jt_s » 2020-03-22 22:09

Hi All,

I am currently setting up a new Debian installation, and it's the first time I have done so using GPT/UEFI and Secure Boot. I have discovered that I can't build the kernel modules for the Nvidia driver or the proprietary driver that I need for my WiFi card with Secure Boot enabled. I have followed numerous tutorials for signing the kernel modules myself to no avail, including the one on the Debian wiki which gives the error 'Failed to enroll new keys' when I do 'mokutil --import MOK.der'. Does anybody know of a good method of doing this? I am surprised to find that this isn't more of a documented issue - perhaps most people are just happy without Secure Boot.

P.S. I am dual-booting Windows 10, and don't want to disable Secure Boot.

Many thanks.
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Re: Proprietary Drivers and Secure Boot

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-03-23 18:28

jt_s wrote:perhaps most people are just happy without Secure Boot

I think it's more likely that most Debian users are just happy without proprietary drivers. See also

Get rid of your blobby crap and buy some open-source friendly hardware instead.
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