Annoying "Enter password to unlock your login keyring" on Debian Linux
tomkat0789 last edited by
Hi everybody, brand new user attempting to switch from Firefox here.
I'm on a weird Debian variant (BunsenLabs Linux Hydrogen) and I installed Vivaldi yesterday. It generally works, but every time I start it, I get the pop-up "Enter password to unlock your login keyring. The login keyring did not get unlocked when you logged into your computer".
I have to hit cancel four times for it to go away and use the browser normally. It's annoying.
My Googling hasn't really found me a satisfactory solution that doesn't compromise security (most of what I see is for Ubuntu/Gnome. I use xfce).
blkhawk last edited by blkhawk
@tomkat0789 I have this same issue on another Linux distro. Typing the user password and clicking OK works the first time to get rid of the message. I use Mate. I'm curious do you auto-login to the desktop? I have been meaning to try turning that off, and seeing if a manual login resolves the issue. I don't have access to that laptop at the moment so I cannot try it.
blkhawk last edited by
Just tried this on the laptop I was having the issue on. Turing off auto-user login and rebooting, then manual login to the desktop worked. Launching Vivvaldi after manual login does not result in a prompt for password. In my case I think the keyring may not get unlocked from an auto-user login.
This solved the issue for me on Mageia 6 with MATE desktop. Hopefully it can help you.
@blkhawk I'll have to try it on Mint. That stupid keyring thing drives me a bit nuts.
Steffie last edited by
I know this does not assist the OP, but i'm only posting this to illustrate it's not generic to all Linux per se. My previous OS was Maui Linux [Ubuntu 16.04 base with Plasma5 DE], & my current OS is oS TW P5 per my signature line. In both cases, the following describes the behaviour / interaction of Vivaldi + Plasma5 + KWalletManager i experience(d):
- Boot pc & log in
- Launch V.
- Whilst V is still launching, KWalletManager pops up & requests my password for it to unlock V's onboard passwords.
- I enter said pswd & OK.
- Popup box vanishes, & stays vanished for the entirety of the current Plasma session [note that; P session, NOT V session].
- Continue using V for as many minutes, hours or days as i wish. That KWM box does not return.
- Close V if for whatever reason i might need or wish [very unusual].
- Relaunch V.
- Because KWallet is still unlocked from the initial V launch in this P session [even if that was 7 days ago & even if in the interim i've relaunched V 17,839 times], V simply starts up without disturbance.
- Come Pumpkin Hour or later when the zzzzzzz's approach, Suspend the pc.
- Next morning, Resume pc session [which necessitates unlocking the P lockscreen].
- Assuming V was still running at time of said Suspend, navigate to VD2 wherein lies V, & browse on unhindered.
- Once a week when i wanna do my routine zypper dup TW upgrade, close V & everything else, do the deed, reboot, log into P, launch V, enter pswd into KWM, return to #5.
I might be wrong, but i think this is "normal" Plasma / KWM behaviour. Is the OP's described behaviour normal for that system, or indicative of a fault? It seems faulty to me.
ugly last edited by
This is what I did to solve the issue on Linux Mint. I saw this somewhere else, and I'm no expert, so I don't know if this is the safest thing.
rm -v ~/.local/share/keyrings/*.keyring
Next restart when prompted for keyring click continue and leave everything blank.