live cd prompts user for default keyring password

Asked by jablko on 2009-01-26

My colleague just asked me, "What does it mean when the Ubuntu Live CD asks you for a password for the default keyring?" She had just booted the Live CD and it supported her wireless card, which is awesome! but when she tried to join our wireless network, the Live CD asked for a password for the default keyring. I tried to explain what this meant, and that I think you need to enter the same password as your login password for the keyring to get automatically unlocked when you login. But this doesn't make much sense on the Live CD. I wonder if this is perhaps some unnecessary friction, and the Live CD could join wireless networks without asking for a password for the default keyring?

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Chris Crisafulli (itnet7) said : #1

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at if you are uncertain if they are bugs.

Tom (tom6) said : #2

Hmmm. I'm not sure either but there has been an extremely similar question asked recently and if you can find that it might be able to help.

Good luck with this
Regards from
Tom :)

Tom (tom6) said : #3

If you are still having trouble with this then please post it as a new question. Only the most recent questions tend to get looked at so posting/reposting a question just before america arrives online gives the best chance of getting a good few answers.

If the problem has been resolved then please follow the link to the forum thread and mark it as Solved.

Good luck and many regards from
Tom :)

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