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Unlock Keyring?

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Lately I get this popup window asking me for the password for "Keyring Default". I have no idea what this is or what the password is.

What is it and what should I do?
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Thanks but that says "This tip is only relevant when you're being logged into your user account automatically, without entering your username and password" which is not my case. I have to enter my password to log in to my user account.
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GS3 wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:49 pm
Thanks but that says "This tip is only relevant when you're being logged into your user account automatically, without entering your username and password" which is not my case. I have to enter my password to log in to my user account.
Well, somehow you seem to have triggered the keyring password anyway.... I don't know how, but you did it. :wink:

So the how-to is relevant anyway. You can apply the removal instruction.
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I recently updated the NVidia video driver and google Earth so probably one of those did whatever it was.

It says it keeps Chrome's passwords to websites. I don't use Chrome or want any browser to remember passwords so no need for the "keyring".

I am guessing it was Google Earth that did it as it is related to Google.
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You won't believe what Google knows about you, but ok that's a different topic.
I noticed this behavior after installing Mint 19.1. As long as you stay logged in,
it will not bother you again during the current session. I guess there are ways
to get rid of it, but I don't know if that's wise. It all depends on your personal
situation too. For instance: Are you the only user on your system or are there
more/many users?

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Yeah, I know Google knows more about me than I would like. I have an Android phone which I refuse to use. I do not use Chrome or Gmail, I do not log in to YouTube and still I get YouTube targeted videos, etc.

Well, I can only do so much.

Still I do not want browsers to remember passwords; I would rather enter passwords each time they are needed.
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Re: Unlock Keyring?

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GS3 wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:17 pm
Lately I get this popup window asking me for the password for "Keyring Default". I have no idea what this is or what the password is.
GS3 wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:49 pm
Thanks but that says "This tip is only relevant when you're being logged into your user account automatically, without entering your username and password" which is not my case. I have to enter my password to log in to my user account.
Two possibilities, either you've got more than one keyring and your login keyring isn't the default keyring anymore (right click > set as default), or alternatively you've disabled the pam module that handles the login keyring (check your /etc/pam.d configuration files).
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OK, I restarted the computer and then started Google Earth and now it asks for the keyring password so it seems it is related to having updated Google Earth.

If I do not input a password but just kill the popup Google Earth seems to work fine so that is what I will be doing.

It asks for the password when it starts and when I close it down. It is a bit of a PITA.

Why would GE need the keyring or any passwords?

I am also running GE in Windows and do not have this problem (yet). Does Windows have an equivalent "keyring"?
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