Want to eliminate all keyring/password "help" in Gnome. Join me in my support group

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 13:55:41 UTC 2009

Loïc Grenié wrote:
> 2009/1/22 Paul Johnson <pauljohn32 at gmail.com>:
>> I'm an old Linux user and I do not want the constant hassle, I mean
>> help, of programs that remember my passwords.  If I went along with
>> the keyring philosophy, then I would forget the passwords due to
>> non-use and then I'd really be screwed.  I need to type that stuff
>> every few days or else I won't be able to do what I need to when I go
>> to different computers.
>> Here's one example of something I hate. ssh-askpass.
>> Since I installed Intrepid, this happens:   I open a terminal and type
>> "ssh my.site.com" then a new GTK  menu panel pops up and asks for a
>> passphrase to read a dsa pgp key that is completely unrelated to that
>> site. It asks about a key called id.dsa about which I have no memory.
>> I couldn't give it a passphrase even if I had one.  I just click
>> cancel and it closes that popup and I can type in my password.
>     Rename or remove the files named id_dsa and id_dsa.pub in
>   your .ssh directory (/home/user/.ssh/id_dsa and id_dsa.pub).
>     That won't eliminate ssh-askpass but it will eliminate the
>   question.
>          Hope this helps,
>               Loïc
    If you want a panel thrown in your face that requires your Gmail 
password, you can set up Gmail to IMAP your email to Thunderbird. This 
works fine, but Gmail has a bug that makes it want your password at 
least once a day :-)



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