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Re: Evolution still asks for all my mail passwords in KDE. It works fine, however, in gnome.

On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 1:52 PM, Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at> wrote:
> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
>> The first time I start Evolution in a new login session (under KDE) I
>> have to remember to kill the gnome-key daemon or Evo will ask for
>> every password. After that first time, a new gnome-key is spawned and
>> subsequent runs of Evo don't have the problem (until I log out and in
>> again). Evo asks for my keyring password the first time only.
> gnome-keyring tries to unlock the keyring using your login password first.
> This doesn't work for you for some reason. So you have to kill it, then
> it'll prompt for it again.

I realize that. In fact I've tried removing
.gnome2/keyrings/login.keyring but it doesn't seem to help.

> One solution for this is to rpm -e gnome-keyring-pam.

Does that mean disabling gnome-keyring for Gnome apps?

>> This is a PITA. There's no reason I can see that Gnome and KDE have to
>> use two different keyring (or wallet) systems which appear not to talk
>> to each other.
> Well, KDE developers want to solve this somehow, but this is a nontrivial
> problem. Also because gnome-keyring's "D-Bus interface" is a single
> function call which returns a socket ID, then you send all binary data in a
> proprietary format over that socket.

I can see that would be a problem. I'm surprised there isn't a
Freedesktop standard for this.

BTW when you say proprietary do you mean undocumented?


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