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Old 02-15-2006, 09:28 PM   #1
dauphinfay
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keyring problem


while running ubuntu i am finding that everytime i boot i am prompted to enter in a password for the default keyring:

Enter password for default keyring to unlock
the application 'nm-applet' (/usr/bin/nm-applet) wants access to the default keyring, but it is locked


now i know that this is the network manager that i installed but im not too sure how to fix this issue. suggestions? as always, TIA
 
Old 02-15-2006, 10:14 PM   #2
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nm-applet probably needs to run as root, and as such you need to enter a password so it can be run by sudo to gain root privileges.
 
Old 02-16-2006, 07:43 PM   #3
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so is there anyway to fix this so I don't get this prompt during bootup
 
Old 02-16-2006, 11:19 PM   #4
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Well, you could remove the network manager applet. Or you could configure sudo (if it uses sudo instead of su) to not require a password by adding NOPASSWD: to the priveleges section of /etc/sudoers.
 
Old 06-09-2006, 06:45 AM   #5
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Keyring Password

Hi,
This has nothing to do with root privileges, you are prompted this message because nm-applet wants to use the wifi key (WEP i guess) stored in the keyring. What is the gnome-keyring?
It's a gnome feature that provides an easy way to remember various passwords used by applications, so that you don't have to type them every time you run your apps. Basically you're asked for your keyring password by gnome-keyring-manager just after logging in (or if it's the first time, it asks you to define it), and now on the apps just deal on their own with the keyring to get the data they need.
The keyring system is totally apart from the Unix rights mechanism, you're not asked your session password (though nothing will prevent you from using the same).
The trouble is, numerous apps and daemons depend on it directly or indirectly, and the apps require an immediate answer from the keyring, otherwise you get an error from the app. While i'm kept busy typing the password the startup apps launch, so in my case it ends up with Nautilus "that couldn't start up" etc., and i have to re-log in (i've already passed thru the authentication process then, so the sartup apps run correctly). Very annoying, but i've been unable to fix it. I think the worst part is that you can't reset your password or enable the keyring without hacking, and still it remains a bit messy. Anyway there's a file or two that can be suppressed, search google.
Good luck:-)
 
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Old 10-29-2006, 01:57 AM   #6
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to fix it - just delete /home/YOUR NAME/.gnome2/keyrings/default.keyring

gnome/network manager will recreate the default.keyring with correct permisssions next time you connect
 
Old 11-12-2009, 10:35 AM   #7
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to fix it - just delete /home/YOUR NAME/.gnome2/keyrings/default.keyring
Works for me too, but I had to save the new keyring with blank password.
 
Old 11-26-2009, 07:55 AM   #8
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Smile login key problem solved

This fixed my Starling netbook with Ubuntu 9.04.
From my home directory, I did:
rm .gnome2/keyrings/login.keyring
rebooted, and it asked for my network password (NOT root password)
I entered it and after 20 seconds for the network to connect wirelessly,
I'm in and happy! Thanks people.
 
Old 04-16-2010, 04:44 PM   #9
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Quote:
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to fix it - just delete /home/YOUR NAME/.gnome2/keyrings/default.keyring

gnome/network manager will recreate the default.keyring with correct permisssions next time you connect
It worked for me!. Thanks!!
 
Old 05-08-2010, 03:38 PM   #10
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gnome keyring removable

hello! I would like to use keyring but i dont want my passwords to be unencrypted in my home folder. Is it possible instead of asking me the password to unlock automatically if i have the usb flash with the password in it?

I read these
http://live.gnome.org/GnomeKeyring/Removable
http://live.gnome.org/GnomeKeyring/Pam
but didnt help me..
 
  


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