gnome keyring problems

Stewart Adam s.adam at
Sun Sep 30 00:10:32 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-09-29 at 15:26 -0400, Thomas J. Baker wrote:
> The auto unlocking gnome keyring stuff is not working well for me. I get
> prompted every time I start evolution for the 'default' keyring password
> with the option of automatically unlocking it at login, which I always
> check. Half of my passwords are stored in the 'default' keyring and half
> are in the 'login' keyring. Assuming that a bold name in
> gnome-keyring-manager denotes what it thinks is the default keyring,
> then the login keyring is the default one. I get prompted for the
> password to the 'default' keyring which then means the one named
> default, and I also get prompted for the default keyring, which ends up
> being the login one. The only difference in the prompting dialogs is the
> quoting.
> The password to the login keyring is the same as my unix one. The
> password to my default keyring is different. Do all three need to be the
> same to work? Also, is this supposed to work for an NIS setup? My laptop
> is a local account but my work one is NIS. The auto unlocking keyring
> stuff doesn't work anywhere.
> I don't know if some of this is related to the fact that you still can't
> log out correctly so things may not get saved.
I see this too, and I'm not sure if it's the program or the keyring
itself, but sometimes programs refuse to connect and I have to remove
the keyring named "default" and re-create to get things working.


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