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Old 04-19-2024, 10:21 AM   #1
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Bitwarden desktop somehow out of sync - suggestions?

First - I probably did this to myself somehow

Am running bitwarden-desktop-2024.3.2-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz - thank you marav !!

I'm a fairly new user of this app. Didn't start using it till I needed to upgrade to SW 15.0, and discovered what I was using previously was no longer available.

Everything was fine until somehow gnome-keyring got involved, which I did not even know was in the mix - I've since disabled it (via chmod -x gnome-keyring-daemon). Several reboots have occurred since I did that.

Now - my desktop 'vault' is behind the online version, but every attempt to sync it from my desktop just responds with 'sync failed'

I suppose I can do all that I need to do by logging in to, but I'd really prefer not to.

ideas on how to get my local vault to be current and usable?
Thanks in advance.
Old 04-19-2024, 11:53 AM   #2
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Start the app on the command line, not from the menu bar of your distibution, and look at the debug output there. Commonly even graphical applications provide useful output there, its just that if you start it via a .desktop (or similar) file, that output is usually discarded.

You can also commonly run your app with something like --verbose or --debug to get even more output.

To find out what the command is to start it from the desktop do this (here for firefox)

sudo apt install locate
sudo updatedb

locate firefox.desktop

grep Exec /home/user/sensor-backup/usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop
Exec=/usr/bin/firefox %u

This tells you that in order to start firefox from the command line, you need to run `/usr/bin/firefox`.

You can run something like `/usr/bin/firefox --help` to see the available command line arguments (and look for something like verbose or debug, if it doesn't provide enough output by default).
Old 04-19-2024, 12:21 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by blunix2 View Post
sudo apt install locate
I guess that is better to stop making suggestions for Slackware, my Ubuntu fellow! It has no apt command.

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Old 04-19-2024, 02:39 PM   #4
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I don't understand even a single word of what was said here
Except for the fact that I was thanked for my SBo

Last edited by marav; 04-19-2024 at 02:42 PM.
Old 06-07-2024, 03:38 PM   #5
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I have an issue which seems the same or at least similar.

From my tests and searches.

Bitwarden Desktop has this issue from 2024.03.1 and higher. So, one way to solve it is to stay, or downgrade to, 2024.3.0.
I tried 2023.3.2, 2024.4.1, 2024.4.2 and 2024.4.3 versions using marav's slackbuild, so the deb package.
And the latest version 2024.5.0 using the bitwarden's appimage.

They moved to storing the tokens in secure storage (using dbus communication with gnome-keyring or kwallet).

On -current, by default, it is using gnome-keyring :
[D-BUS Service]
Exec=/usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon --start --foreground --components=secrets
I tried to use kwallet instead with :
[D-BUS Service]
But same result, even after removing .config/Bitwarden and rebooting.

According to this post, they are working on a fallback mechanism :
the current version does not have any built-in fallback to disk storage for the tokens, which is what is causing the errors experienced in this ticket. The mechanism for fallback will be introduced in the next release of our desktop application
There, they are talking to give rights to bitwarden on Ubuntu, but I did not understand how to do it on Slackware.

Maybe there is a way to make it works on Slackware -current, but I did not find it.

FYI, Bitwarden CLI works perfectly fine, even the latest version.

Last edited by lougavulin; 06-07-2024 at 03:41 PM.


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