I´ve encountered a curious problem lately. The situation is as follows:
A little while ago a friend of mine purchased a more or less inexpensive Laptop (HP 15-db0400ng ). It really struggled to cope with WIN10 (already installed on it). So we decided to put BodhiLinux (64bit) on the machine. That worked well and the laptop performs better that it ever did. So far so good.
Now for the sake of covering all eventualities we decided to retain WIN10 and install BodhiLinux in dual-boot-mode. The internal HDD is 1TB in size after all.
As my friend lives a bit far from me we don´t see each other as often as could be wished for. Nevertheless every time I´m at her house I take look at her laptop in order to update it (amongst other things). I´ve never had any difficulties in booting up that thing.
I have to add that in order to get the WLAN-card working I had to disable secure boot. That´s no problem as my friend doesn´t really want to use WIN10 any more.
So all she has to do is press the ON/OFF-button and BodhinLinux starts alright (it´s the first one as far as boot-order is concerned).
But last time I came to my friend´s house and looked after her laptop the strangest thing happened.
Before initiating the boot-process an internal message popped up. Sadly it went away too soon so I cannot remember exactly what it referred to but it didn´t look good.
Nevertheless Bodhi started, but: no WLAN was found.
The WLAN driver didn´t load into the kernel and that was due to one particular problem: secure-boot was suddenly enabled!
I could fix that and as soon as it was disabled again (including entering a given password in order to maintain the setting) Bodhi loaded the respective driver and WLAN was available again. Everything O.K. now.
What strikes me as odd is the fact that this already happened twice. Plus: my friend literally swears that she hadn´t touched her laptop in between.
So may question is: Is it possible at all that secure-boot gets re-enabled all by itself after a while I really cannot imagine that but would like to listen to your opinion.
Thanks a lot in advance .