Vivaldi wants access to keyring on each launch, since update to 1.4.589

  • Vivaldi (stable) 1.4.589.11 on linux 4.7 Edit: Have made a significant edit of my original post, having found out more pertinent info re. source of problem and available fix. ================================== Been running Vivaldi for many months now and upgrading each stable version as they become available. I have not had any major problems. However, on the switch from 1.3.551.38 to 1.4.589.11, I am running into the "keychain" or "keyring" access issue, which seems to be discussed in this [url=]older chromium bug report[/url] but even better described (incl. screenshot) in this [url=]recent chromium bug report[/url]. I have removed my previous comments/questions since 1) this seems to be a Chromium code base problem and 2) a fix seems to be coming, quoting the bug report: [quote]The good news is that the fix is already there and coming with the next version.[/quote] but unfortunately [quote]Apologies that you'll have to put up with this for 2 months.[/quote] Can developers offer a patched version sooner (using the patched Chromium) since users only have binaries available and cannot patch or compile Vivaldi?

  • Since the last Kubuntu update (Sept 😎 I’ve been getting a dialog asking for a password when I start Vivaldi. This only happens with Vivaldi, not Firefox or Chrome.
    Vivaldi's Interface zoom in Settings stays, but the page zoom is reset to 100% each time.
    Websites and were both reset. I believe Vivaldi is either losing or failing to load cookies.
    I've tried reinstalling with the latest stable and developer versions with the same problem.

    Vivaldi version info:

    Vivaldi 1.4.589.11 (Stable channel) (64-bit)
    Revision 7c25ae780f027858c14647dbf3bdda46a5d2f62e
    OS Linux
    Blink 537.36 (@7c25ae780f027858c14647dbf3bdda46a5d2f62e)
    JavaScript V8 5.3.332.37
    User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/53.0.2785.90 Safari/537.36 Vivaldi/1.4.589.11
    Command Line /usr/bin/vivaldi-stable –ppapi-flash-path=/opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/ --ppapi-flash-version= --always-authorize-plugins --disable-translate --window-depth=24 --x11-visual-id=33 --wm-user-time-ms=231158 --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end
    Executable Path /opt/vivaldi/vivaldi
    Profile Path /home/andy/.config/vivaldi/Default

    Kubuntu version:

    Kubuntu 14.04
    KDELibs Version 4.13.3
    QT Version 4.8.6
    Kernel Version 4.2.0-42-generic
    OS Type 64 bit

    Thank you.

  • I have the same issue on snapshot 1.4.589.4 on Ubuntu. Cookies are lost on each startup.

    Solutions for chrome appear to be starting with the flag –password-store=basic or setting the keyring password to blank.

  • @hasina:

    setting the keyring password to blank

    Tldr : don't do that.

    As thé password is used to encrypt keyring data, setting no password is very dangerous because all keyring data Will bé written un clear text. Si if à malware get this file, it has all tout password.

  • But I don't understand why cookies ar lost. Normally the keyring only store password, not cookies, I'm right ?

  • @hasina:

    I have the same issue on snapshot 1.4.589.4 on Ubuntu. Cookies are lost on each startup.

    Solutions for chrome appear to be starting with the flag –password-store=basic or setting the keyring password to blank.

    I have exactly the same problem, I have to login again every time.

    Starting with the flag –password-store=basic doesn't work for me, I have to remove the keyring password.

    I hope it's fixed soon.

    I'm using Linux Mint 17.3 64-bit.

  • I'm the next here - key ring dialog on every startup and lost cookies. Passwords are remembered but asked on every session.

  • Hope it will be fixed soon, because re enter password after each reboot is really boring.

  • My system is affected too (Fedora 24 KDE) running as a VMWare Workstation 12 guest on Windows 10.

  • To those who have this problem, are you in autologin to access to your session ?

  • Moderator

    The keyring issue is a problem in last Chromium codebase.
    It will be fixed in next Snapshot, i hope.

  • Nope, no autologin.

  • This is fixed in chromium 53.0.2785 i.e. snapshot 1.5.609.8.

    However, vivaldi needs to be started with the flag –password-store=basic

  • Not fixed for me, it's worst than before, because now the keyring is poped twice, one at vivaldi launch and the other when there is a form on the page.

    And for the cookies, it's totally random. Sometimes all sites are saved, even after reboot, and sometimes not.

  • Moderator

    If your programs do not need the package gnome-keyring, remove it with your package manager. That helped me on KDE.

  • This seems to be fixed for me now.
    Vivaldi 1.4.589.38 (Stable channel) (64-bit) on Linux, no longer requests access to the keyring.

  • Moderator

    Fine 🙂

  • The problem still continue for me, on Two computer. It is solved for you ?

  • Moderator

    solved on:
    Debian 8.5
    Ubuntu 16.04

  • Maybe because i'm on a testing Debian build.
    Do you have information of this bug from Debian side ?

    I've tried with chromium and i've the same cookies forget trouble. It's really annoying. But I don't know where to search, the only response in the internet is to clear the keyring password. Which is quite dangerous.


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