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TomWolf
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To many password requests.

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I know that linux users are a lot about safety but I am a bit annoyed by the share number of times I have to give my password. When I log in it asks me for password for the keychange to even connect to my home wifi. Then it asks me about my password when I want to install, change a setting...well pretty much all the time. Then if I go to the bathroom I come back to a locked screen and have to enter my password.

I'm quite a newbie on linux, especially when it comes to use it on an every day computer, but I can't seem to find a good way to manage passwords. I don't want to have this particular computer secure at all. I would like it to be as open as possible and have to type passwords as seldome as possible. I also don't want the idle lock. Where do I find all these settings and change them? Any and all help is appreciated =)

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Re: To many password requests.

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1- During install (if you READ all the steps and info) there is an option for automatic login

2- the locked screen can be dealt with by opening Preferences > Screensaver > and unchecking the box for locking while screensaver is active

3- asking for a password before installing something is the smartest thing ever, why does windows have its problems? admin access across the board in some cases.

4 - a trip through Menu > Administration > users and groups, may hold the key to the answer you seek (with a little help from the mint man pages located throughout the web and or google)
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Re: To many password requests.

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Thank you for the quick reply hemimaniac. The automatic login I got, thanks for pointing me to the screensaver for the locking problem.

While I appreciate the fact that passwords when installing applications is a good security messure (though it also puts you at risc for social hacking...someone looking over your shoulder...much more frequently and also it makes a lot of users choose shorter passwords since they got to type them so often) I don't really want all that security on this particular computer. I'd like the option to be unsafe ;) I probably do, just got to find it =)

In users and groups I can change my password but can't make it empty.

Again, thanks for the quick reply.
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well in users and groups, if you start looking through the other settings, you can add yourself as an admin (of sorts to different aspects of the system) therefore getting closer to what you want, otherwise you could run as root, you will sleep dreaming of your password then ;)
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I have the same problem. I chose automatic login but still get the screen saver lock. Thanks for posting the solution.
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Re: To many password requests.

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TomWolf wrote:While I appreciate the fact that passwords when installing applications is a good security messure (though it also puts you at risc for social hacking...someone looking over your shoulder...much more frequently and also it makes a lot of users choose shorter passwords since they got to type them so often) I don't really want all that security on this particular computer.
..(though it also puts you at risc for social hacking..
No more at risk than logging onto the computer under those same set of circumstances, and unless you use a thin client mobile computer (no hard-drive) your data is not safe at all, if you value it..
  • The over the shoulder peepers
  • The notebook thieves
A mobile thin client is also useful for travelers, that don't want to expose their computer use to airport security searches
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Re: To many password requests.

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I think that the problem is coming from the keyring that stores the users passwords... I had the same problem cause the system is creating a default one that is not rely working very well. I have mine in french so may be in english is not the same but you never know.

to resolv this you need to delete everything in the /home/user/.gnome2/keyrings/*
by default the system creates a default.keyring.
After you delete everything you need to create a new one with empathy or evolution.

Voilà, I hope this helps.
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