How do I get rid of "Enter password for default keyring to unlock"?

Asked by Endolith on 2009-02-21

I changed my login password, and now NetworkManager asks for the keyring password at every boot, which is still stuck on the old password. How do I change this?

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2009-02-21
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2009-02-21
Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #5

OOps multiple posts sorry...

Endolith (endolith) said : #6

I solved this by opening Seahorse:

Open Applications -> Accessories -> Passwords and Encryption Keys

Then going to Edit -> Preferences -> Password Keyrings tab. Click "login" in the list, and then click the "Change Unlock Password" button.

http://mexpolk.wordpress.com/2008/02/06/ubuntu-change-default-keyring-password/

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #7

Okay! same thing.. its with a gui thats the only difference

Endolith (endolith) said : #8

How is it the "same thing"??

My keyring is still intact. I just updated it with the new password the way you're supposed to do it, without destroying anything in the process.

ChrisCar23 (chriscar23) said : #9

I've got the same problem, but apparently with a different twist. I was trying to set-up my wireless network with WPA2. It asked me for my gnome keyring password (I don't have one as far as I know).

Searching the net I found the suggestion to: Navigate to Places > Home. Press ctrl-h for "hidden files". Navigate to .gnome2 > keyrings. Delete default.keyring file.

I did that but there is no file called default.keyring.

So I tried Endolith's advice above (Open Applications -> Accessories -> Passwords and Encryption Keys
Then going to Edit -> Preferences -> Password Keyrings tab. Click "login" in the list, and then click the "Change Unlock Password" button.)

Unfortunately, before you can set a new password, you need to enter the old password. So I'm right back to square one.

SOMEONE PLEASE HELP. I'm ready to give up on Ubuntu.

Endolith (endolith) said : #10

You probably entered a password at one time and forgot it. Did you try a few possibilities?