Re: [orca-list] Gnome 3.10 on Ubuntu 13.10

hp have this uifi, toshibas, have it gateways have it dells have it not sure who else has it but I can also aggree I personally had to go threw this and it is a royal pain in the ass to.

On 1/13/2014 3:53 PM, Jason White wrote:
Alex Midence <alex midence gmail com> wrote:
Right now, though, I'm trying to iron out all the UEFI crap and
the Secure Boot mess that comes with windows 8 pre-installed machines.  If
you haven't tried this, be prepared for an exquisite, acute and colossal
pain in the tenderest part of your back side.  Disabling secure boot and
getting your machine to boot Linux with UEFI can't be done without sighted
assistance afaik.  Get ready for lots of reading too as there's a very
particular process you need to follow.
And unfortunately that process varies depending on the firmware vendor.

The best option for Linux users at this point is to buy machines that don't
have UEFI secure boot enabled, especially for those who may need to install
their own kernels. If I were buying right now, I would purchase a machine with
an IPMI controller to provide access to the firmware over the network, which
would at least make it accessible.

Note that Orca can't help with this process, although there are tools for
configuring UEFI once Linux has successfully booted. I don't have a machine
with UEFI capabilities as yet, so this is all based on what I've read, and
upon listening to Matthew Garrett's presentations on UEFI at LCA conferences.

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