password for keyring 8.10 wireless

Mike McMullin mwmcmlln at
Wed Jan 27 00:10:29 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-01-26 at 09:30 -0800, Johnneylee Rollins wrote:
> On Tuesday, January 26, 2010, Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln at> wrote:
> >
> >   I got an instant message from a friend last night who has a visitor
> > wanting to use her wireless network.  The system is a laptop with Ubuntu
> > 8.10  and it keeps asking for the keyring password in order to log into
> > the protected network, they have tried using the login password and just
> > a blank password, but failed.  There is only one log-in account, and it
> > has networking privileges as well as administer the system privileges.
> >   Can this prompt be eliminated or a password be set for the keyring,
> > and if so how?
> >
> seahorse is the application you want to launch.
> Press alt + f2 and type "gksudo seahorse"
> add a wireless password to the keyring. I might be wrong though, I'm
> not home to test it.
> You can always set it up in the /etc/network/interfaces
> google "etc network interfaces wireless" to learn more. When I get
> home I'll double check this.

  It's not my system, and it's a good 2500km away from me, and the
persons are not used to Linux stuff.  Yeah, it's gonna be fun finding a
simple solution to apply and fix this.

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