Re: [Evolution] Disable keyring prompt

On Thu, 2007-05-31 at 21:39 -0700, Des Dougan wrote:
On Thu, 2007-05-31 at 21:15 -0400, Patrick M. Kelecy wrote:
Is is possible to disable the keyring password prompt?  It pops up often
enough that it's getting annoying, and I don't really need it in my work
situation (SOHO).


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I posted a procedure (for SuSE 10.2) in January (around the 12th/13th) -
search the archives - which might help you.


Des -Is it the solution you were referring to?

1. Install the pam_keyring RPM:

PAM is Linux's Pluggable Authentication Module - modules which can be
added to provide authentication for added functionality. I recently
started using it when I needed to mount Samba shares from SuSE 10.2 to
my Linux server. Works very well.

2. Add these two lines to /etc/pam.d/gdm:

auth     optional try_first_pass
session  optional

3. *KDE only*

Open YaST, go to the System menu option, then open the /etc/sysconfig

Navigate to Desktop/Display Manager and choose the first entry
(DISPLAYMANAGER). From the drop-down, select gdm (the GNOME Display
Manager). Selecting this will _not_ affect the operation of KDE.

4. Reboot. Logging off and on is not enough for this step.

5. Open Evo. You will need to enter all account passwords the first

6. As a sanity check, you can open gnome-keyring-manager from a command
prompt (not as root - as yourself) and you will find the definitions for
your accounts in the "default" keyring.

Note: I tested kdm and gdm - there is an error in the messages file when
pam_keyring tries to start gnome_keyring_daemon using kdm. It works as
it should using gdm.

I haven't tried it yet, but assume it will work.

There really should be a way to disable this in Evo itself, however.  I've used a lot of different
mail programs over the years, and this is the first time I've ever seen a feature like this.  I hope
this is corrected in the next release.

Thanks for the help.


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