Beginner Q3: Is there a way of permanently unlocking the keyring?

sdavmor sdavmor at
Tue Jan 19 18:54:01 UTC 2010

sdavmor wrote:
> Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:
>> Good evening
>>> Right, I found it, in 9.10:
>>> Applications/Accessories/Passwords and Encryption Keys
>>> Right click on Passwords: Login. Select Change Password.
>>> But is that my Ubuntu login password or the keyring password?  The
>>> wording could be a little clearer.  I don't actually want to change
>>> anything at the moment, I am just gathering information.
>>> Colin
>> This looked promising too, but again nothing has changed.
>> I tried:
>> System -> Settings -> encryption + keyring  ==> "remember once you have 
>> logged in" = no good
>> default key = "none, ask each time" -> there are no other options.
>> remember "pass phrase" yes / no etc. => none of the settings produces 
>> any changes.
>> System -> Administration -> Login screen behavior  ==> set keyring PW 
>> and Login PW to be the same = no effect
>> Each time I login, I am asked to enter the password for something that 
>> is called
>> "ubuntuone-client-applet" -> does this information maybe help finding a 
>> solution to my problem?
>> I do not want to be rude or preaching anything like other OS are better 
>> etc., but in my situation this being asked my PW
>> EVERY time I login is at best annoying.
>> I think I detailed this before: the PC I am using is EXCLUSIVELY for 
>> experimenting with Linux, there is nothing else (except a few
>> "test files" besides the freely available OS (Ubuntu) in there (every 
>> thief is welcome to visit me!), I am definitely the only person using 
>> this PC and it is not connected to other computers (only via modem to 
>> the internet).
>> So, it could explode and would not cause any serious problems (except 
>> THAT would be an awful waste of money).
>> That is why I don't need - don't want any password while I am 
>> experimenting with Linux.
>> Having to enter a variety of different passwords every three minutes is 
>> definitely NOT fun.
>> Is the only feasible way out of this really the necessity to reinstall 
>> the entire system???
>> Sounds rather awkward to me.
> On 9.10 autologin can be had by doing this. Just add the following 
> lines to /etc/gdm/custom.conf
> [daemon]
> AutomaticLoginEnable=true
> AutomaticLogin=YourLoginID
> TimedLoginEnable=true
> TimedLogin=YourLoginID
> I see no reason why that shouldn't also apply to 9.04. I can't recall 
> how this applies to the issue of the keyring.  I vaguely remember such 
> a problem on 8.10, *but* it was entirely something I had stepped on.

Oops.  My bad.  You're asking about not being asked about passwords 
and I'm responding about login IDs.  Never mind.
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