Beginner Q3: Is there a way of permanently unlocking the keyring?
Karl F. Larsen
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 12:03:45 UTC 2010
Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:
> Good evening
> I have set "system - administration - login" to automatically login.
> Yet, every time I start the computer I am asked to "unlock the keyring".
> Searching the official documentation I could not find anything.
> Somewhere in a forum someone asked the same question and received the
> answer: that (the request to unlock the keyring) is perfectly normal.
> Somewhere else I found:
> "PASSWORDED MEDIA
> In addition, if the keyring is locked, the user may be prompted to
> unlock it via standard gnome-keyring mechanisms."
> Fine, but it does not say how to do that.
> Can someone please enlighten me as to how to do that?
> In fact, I would prefer NOT to be asked for my password at all (at least
> for some time)->
> I am trying to get friendly with Linux. For that purpose - experiments
> ONLY - I use a notebook PC I bought second hand. I am the only person
> using this computer and even if it would explode, it would not affect my
> work or anything else. So, for the moment security etc. is fine - but
> In this situation is is at best annoying to be forced constantly to
> verify to myself that I am me.
> (in a medical setting this would probably be called a personality disorder)
> I am really sorry for asking this kind of stupid questions.
Your question is not stupid. I had the same problem and I
think the Gnome-keyring is the worst idea Ubuntu has! I had
the problem you are having because I was stupid and filled out
the panel that came up asking you to give Gnome-keyring a
The easy way to fix this is to re-load your Ubuntu and while
loading select not to use a password on bootup.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
Key ID = 3951B48D
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