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After updating from ubuntu hoary to breezy, I was asked to select a password for the default keyring.
Not knowing what this was or what it did I just entered the root password and now whenever I run apps as root I get a dialogue box saying the default keyring is locked and to enter the password.
I now want to permenantly disable gnome keyring altogether as I don't have any use for it but I can't find a way.
I've also tried deleting the keyrings via gnome-keyring-manager but after a reboot I get asked again.
I went to /home/me/.gnome2/keyrings/ and erased default.keyring in that folder, and that worked. No more prompt for the keyring password. I made a backup of it though somewhere else just in case it's actually needed.
I generated an rsa key a week or so ago thinking it would make things more convenient when I ssh to other machines. Man, was I wrong. Now I get asked for two passwords everytime (one for the local key and one for accessing the remote system) instead of just one as the keyring functionality in fc5 appears to ignore the 'save password on keyring' option.
Empty password didn't work for me ... as well as the same password like the login password. It's a bug, because I was getting new keyring files in ~/.gnome2/keyrings each time I was asked to enter a password.
I'm so glad I wasn't the only one who got annoyed by this feature... especially when using ssh><. gnome is starting to get too "user-friendly" if you ask me, I didn't like having gnome-panel and the new gnome wouldn't allow me to just disable it, so I ended up switching to sawfish.
Anyway, the "easiest" way to disable anything gnome, is using the gconf-editor. In the terminal type gconf-editor. Search for keyring (or ssh, etc) then just unclick (set to false/null) all the values you don't need.
If you have Ubuntu 11.4 - this easy procedure worked for me:
1. Click on "Application" (in the application starter on the screen left side).
2. Type in the word "startup"
3. Select the "Startup Application" icon
4. In the "Additional Startup Programs" list, clear the check-box of all Keyring services. I have 3 of them:
- "Certificate and Keyring Storage"
- "Secret Storage Service"
- "SSH Key Agent"
5. Click "Close" button
6. Restart the machine
from menu: System -> Preferences -> Sessions. Add new, with command "killall gnome-keyring-manager"
edit /etc/gconf/schemas/gnome-keyring.schemas as root, and search for "TRUE" in text, there should be one for ssh and one for pkcs, substitute "TRUE" with "FALSE" and ur done..
Under Linux Mint 9 isadora I had same problem and finding gnome-keyring.schemas was a bit of a problem but once there I found THREE "TRUE's" to swap to "FALSE". There's also a setting at Menu/Preferences/StartupApplications which has THREE keyring related items. I unchecked all three. (I'm guessing that it's just a GUI that would have accomplished the same thing as editing the file manually!) In any case, after a reboot I saw no need to login to a "default Keyring". I had to enter my password for my wireless router however, so it remains to be seen if I have disabled the auto login for my wireless network.
Wow. I rebooted and saved my Firefox tabs and they were still here when rebooting done. No need to login to router. Hooray