Re: [Evolution] Version 3.38.3-1 keeps asking for passwords

On Mon, 2021-10-25 at 22:21 +0100, Pete Biggs wrote:

It produces a indown that asks for a password. When I enter the
password, the window disappears, as though it is accepted, and then
reappears after about ten seconds. If I cancel it, the behavior is as
if the password was accepted.

Why does it keep asking for the password when everything works?

Evolution doesn't store the passwords itself, it uses gnome-keyring
(via libsecret). If you are using a non-Gnome desktop then you need to
make sure that gnome-keyring is running. It usually gets started
automatically, but sometimes with non-Gnome desktops it can die and
libsecret keeps running with nowhere to store/retrieve passwords.

gnome-keyring is running. I tried killing and restarting it. I deleted all the keyring files.

How to fix it?  Well often the most pragmatic approach is a reboot.

Things were working fine until I rebooted. I have since rebooted several times.


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