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I'm a happy user of Fedora 19 and I have it installed on a Samsung Series 5 laptop, which has an off board video card from NVidia - specifically a GeForce GT 630M. I managed to successfully install Fedora and dual boot it with Windows 8 (not via GRUB, but that's for another moment) and installed Bumblebee, since the Nouveau drivers cause the laptop to get really warm and don't provide a good energy management.

However, I can't get the Bumblebee compiled NVidia drivers to load - and I discovered that happens because of Secure Boot enabled! Since I don't know what kind of issue might arise from disabling Secure Boot, here comes my question: is there a way to make NVidia proprietary drivers load properly via Bumblebee without disabling Secure Boot?

I'm looking for some kind of signing which can make these drivers to load.

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Only under rare circumstances will disabling secure boot cause issues, and those circumstances are those where malware tries to change your boot order. If the easiest solution to your problem is disabling secure boot, then that's the best option. Careful browsing habits and antivirus software in Windows combined with using Fedora as a primary or secondary OS will make it highly unlikely you'll ever get malware that secure boot would stop.

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Sounds fair - I'm going to consider this approach. –  Mauren Sep 7 '13 at 2:37

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