Re: slow key creation

The computer's gathering entropy/randomness to use in key generation.  There has to be enough for the length of your key.



On Jan 22, 2011 2:13 PM, "Reid" <rsv869 gmail com> wrote:
> Thanks Adam -
> Why is that (the typing, mouse movement, etc)? This sounds familiar. I
> guess I don't understand enough about the key creation process. There
> must be more to it than just creating a pass-phase.
> On Sat, 2011-01-22 at 12:29 -0500, Adam Schreiber wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 12:14 PM, Reid <rsv869 gmail com> wrote:
>> > I'm running ubuntu 10.10 and Seahorse 2.32,0 which comes with this distro.
>> > I simply want to create a new PGP key but Seahorse, or some component, seems
>> > to take an indeterminate length of time to do this. The pop-up box which
>> > notifies that key creation is underway just runs and runs. Is this normal?
>> Yes, especially if you've just turned the computer on and/or are
>> generating a long key. Move the mouse, type, surf the web and
>> creation will proceed.
>> Cheers,
>> Adam

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