Question: I'm thinking about upgrading my desktop. If I get a motherboard with a TPM chip, will my distro still require a passphrase to decrypt the drive, or will it use the TPM to manage this for me?

I'm using :ubuntu: based distros.



@kev If you are like me and just hate the idea of typing 2 passwords when cold booting, try this: At least then I only type the encryption password to boot, which to me feels waaaay better and much the same as having a TPM like me old Windows surface pro did.

@teatime hmm never thought of it that way around.

I assume for things like SUDO commands, it still asks for a password?

@kev Yep, you still enter the password for everything else like screen lock, login after logging out, sudo etc. It only bypasses the first login after boot.

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