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Keyring?

Postby wolfen » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:08 pm

Ok when I log onto Mint everything is ok, but when I fire up the web browser I get a box that says to enter my password because keyring didn't get unlocked when I logged in?

what the heck is keyring? and how do I get it to unlock when I turn the computer on?

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Re: Keyring?

Postby Hecubus » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:07 am

I don't know what it's supposed to do exactly but to get rid of it, if I recall correctly, you just leave the password field blank and hit enter and then you get a warning - hit ok. The keyring password should be gone.

If it's not accepting a blank field then the password has already been set, I imagine.

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Re: Keyring?

Postby passerby » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:49 am

The keyring saves/protects passwords for certain applications and groups access of them together.
For example, if you had your OS set to automatically login, someone could get onto your computer without a password.
The keyring, however, would prompt them upon trying to use certain stored passwords, thus preventing unauthorized users from accessing some of your personal data.

If you don't really care about that stuff, you can remove the package that provides the keyring.
Open Synaptic Package Manager and search for mate-keyring (if you're using mate) or gnome-keyring (if you're using cinnamon/xfce).
Removing the appropriate package and rebooting should remove the prompt henceforth.
Don't remove it if it tried to bring a bunch of other packages with it though. That could be bad.
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Re: Keyring?

Postby Thommo » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:14 am

Is it possible to simply disable keyring rather than risk removing it? (Been down that road before)
It's not listed in my Startup Applications.
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Re: Keyring?

Postby passerby » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:09 pm

The startup application name might be: viewtopic.php?f=206&t=103027#p587874
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Re: Keyring?

Postby Thommo » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:00 pm

passerby wrote:The startup application name might be: viewtopic.php?f=206&t=103027#p587874


My Startup list has no reference to Keyring or any of the above link:

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Re: Keyring?

Postby WharfRat » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:16 pm

You scrolled down too far.
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Re: Keyring?

Postby Thommo » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:51 pm

There are no scroll bars on my Startup list...... :|
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Re: Keyring?

Postby WharfRat » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:01 pm

Thommo wrote:There are no scroll bars on my Startup list...... :|


That flew right over my head :oops:

You don't have debus or policykit or network :?:

It looks like you don't have a full system installation :shock:

What are you running :?:
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Re: Keyring?

Postby kcaldwel » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:09 pm

I managed to make the keyring unlocked in Mint 16 Cinnamon. I opened Passwords and Keys from the Menu, select View, By Keyring. I was very brave (stupid?) and right clicked the Default (locked), and deleted it.

Next time I opened Chrome, I was asked for a new Keyring password. I just left it blank, and accepted the unsecure message. Now it doesn't ask for a Keyring password when I open Chrome, and the Default Keyring shows as unlocked in the Password and Keys window. It's still there, and I could lock it and use a password whenever I want to.

So far, so good!

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Re: Keyring?

Postby Thommo » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:12 pm

WharfRat wrote:
Thommo wrote:There are no scroll bars on my Startup list...... :|


That flew right over my head :oops:

You don't have debus or policykit or network :?:

It looks like you don't have a full system installation :shock:

What are you running :?:


Maya 13 LTS with Cinnamon desktop..... did a clean install last week 'cos of black screen problem.
Sure I've got a full install unless I missed something?
Curiously the pic I posted above says "Additional startup programs"
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Re: Keyring?

Postby passerby » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:31 pm

You aren't missing anything. Mint won't display every startup item by default.
Open a terminal and run

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sudo sed -i "s/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g" /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop

Then open your startup menu again.
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Re: Keyring?

Postby WharfRat » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:31 pm

Thommo,

Sorry, but there seems to be a lot that's flying over my head today :oops:

I didn't realize that there was such a big difference with LTS releases.

I guess it just doesn't provide the capability of turning off certain startup apps.
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Re: Keyring?

Postby Thommo » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:16 am

passerby wrote:You aren't missing anything. Mint won't display every startup item by default.
Open a terminal and run

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sudo sed -i "s/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g" /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop

Then open your startup menu again.



Thanks for that info passerby, glad you passed by! :D

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Re: Keyring?

Postby wolfen » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:36 pm

I tried everything short of deleting keyring, I like the idea of having a secure place to keep things, but it STILL asks for the keyring password if I start Chrome or Firefox each time I start Mint up, and ONLY once after I start the browsers each time I start Mint

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Re: Keyring?

Postby Thommo » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:10 am

Now that I can access "Passwords and Keyring" I right clicked on "Passwords: default" changed password to a blank field; now I can log into Ebay etc without having to enter a Keyring password. :D
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Re: Keyring?

Postby wolfen » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:00 pm

don't know about yall, but I STILL have to enter a password to unlock Keyring every time I fire up Chrome for eth first time
what can I do to stop this from happeneing?
I need Google Chrome to sync my phone and all that stuff


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