wireless on 9.04
tux at myt60.net
Sat Sep 12 02:08:06 UTC 2009
On Fri, 2009-09-11 at 18:28 -0600, Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> Jay Daniels wrote:
> > On Fri, 2009-09-11 at 16:45 -0600, Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> >> Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> >>> On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 14:41:24 -0600
> >>> "Karl F. Larsen" <klarsen1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>> I am sorry. What you say is contrary to what I KNOW is fact.
> >>>> First you can not have this problem with intrepid, hardy or gutsy
> >>>> since they have no keyring software.
> >>> Hmm, my Hardy, under System>Preferences, has a package titled,
> >>> "Encryption and keyrings."
> >>> I guess that isn't about keyrings, right? Probably not about
> >>> encryption, either.
> >>> Sheesh, Karl. It seems that what you KNOW is fact isn't any such thing
> >>> at all.
> >>> I still fail to see what it is that you deem to be a problem.
> >>> Cybe R. Wizard
> >> Just for fun I rebooted into hardy and your exactly right. I had a hard
> >> long look and it is for sure tied in with PGP. I didn't see how it might
> >> tie into NM. I will, for fun look at Jaunty and see if it is different.
> > I believe that if you use wifi, it will save your password or key in
> > your keyring. In other words an encyrpted version of your wifi password
> > or phrase. This has nothing to do with your gnupg or pgp _email_ key
> > that you use for signing messages.
> You are dead wrong! What happens is the first time you get wifi working
> you connect to the Internet. But then a panel with keyring in the title
> comes up and asks for a password twice so it can be sure. You give it
> one and it goes away and wifi is working fine.
> Next time you reboot you come up and the keyring panel comes up and
> asks for your password. If you give the proper password then wifi comes
> up and your fine. It works this way forever.
> It appears that the Network Manager keyring is stored in
> /home/name/.gmome.keyring and this is what is called when NM is involved.
> A better solution was the old one on Hardy, where you put the password
> for your router in NM and it then worked. Reboot and it comes up
> automatic. It works this way forever.
> > I may be wrong, but I don't think anyone should remove the key manager
> > in Ubuntu Gnome. You can add keyrings like medibuntu etc, but unless
> > I'm mistaken? you should not remove it.
> > jay
I was mistaken, it's not a key it's an encrypted password, but the wifi
passphrase _is_ stored by seahorse in hardy - at least when using nm
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