Re: Shutting off graphical ssh agent?

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 04:32:00PM +0200, Sven Arvidsson wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-06-30 at 09:24 -0400, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:
> > I'm running an up-to-date version of Gnome on a Debian Lenny
> > system. Until a recent upgrade, when I launched an ssh command
> > from the command line, I would get a typical ssh password
> > request on the command line (unless I was running ssh-agent
> > myself). However, I am now getting a pop-up window that reads
> > "Enter password to unlock private key. An application wants
> > access to the private key 'id_rsa', but it is locked". I first
> > have to kill this window before getting back to the command
> > line. 
> > 
> > How do I turn off this behavior? The only items in the Gnome
> > menus that would appear like they could control it are
> > "Encryption and Keyrings" and "Keyring manager", but neither
> > seems to do this. And commenting out "use-ssh-agent" from
> > /etc/X11/Xsession.options also doesn't work. I just want to
> > use the command line here, I don't want Gnome deciding whether
> > I should be using an ssh-agent or not, and I don't want to
> > have to reach for the mouse every time I run ssh to tell Gnome
> > not to.
> Hi,
> That would be gnome-keyring, information about the SSH keys feature and
> instructions for turning it off is available
> in /usr/share/doc/gnome-keyring/README.Debian (reproduced below)

Ah, glorious, that's exactly it. Thanks very much. I did look
around for details but was unable to find this.


Jesse Sheidlower

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