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    Evolution wants old, unused password

    Hi all,
    This morning when I opened Evolution, It asked me
    for a password. It didn't like my login pass. It
    wanted an old password I used to use.

    When I click on Evolution I get
    Enter password to unlock your login keyring
    The password you use to log in to your computer
    no longer matches that of your login keyring.

    When I click on System > Preferences > Encryption
    and Keyrings, I get
    Could not launch 'Encryption and Keyrings'
    Failed to execute child process "seahorse-
    preferences" (No such file or directory)

    When I click on System > Preferences > Passwords and
    Encryption Keys, I get two lines about desktop couch
    user authentication, but I can't change anything there.

    I can go to System > Preferences > About me and change
    my login password, but it no longer syncs to my other
    applications which require authentication. Even when I
    restore my old password for login, Evolution does not
    recognize it.

    I upgraded to 10.04 on Thursday. Everything was fine
    until today. I did a backup, but don't know what to
    restore.

    Does anyone know how to handle this?

    Thanks,

    Dave

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    Re: Evolution wants old, unused password

    Quote Originally Posted by Vined Adobo View Post
    ........
    When I click on System > Preferences > Encryption
    and Keyrings, I get
    Could not launch 'Encryption and Keyrings'
    Failed to execute child process "seahorse-
    preferences" (No such file or directory)
    ........
    Does anyone know how to handle this?
    Reinstall the seahorse packages and it should open up again.

    Also look in Applications-Accessories-Passwords and Encryption Keys.
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    Re: Evolution wants old, unused password

    Quote Originally Posted by dcstar View Post
    Reinstall the seahorse packages and it should open up again.

    Also look in Applications-Accessories-Passwords and Encryption Keys.

    After reinstalling seahorse packages, I can reset my loginto my old password and Evolution will open up without asking for a password, but If I change the login password to a new one, Evolution opens and asks for the old password. I changed my login password Thursday, but ever since Sunday morning, Evolution asks for a password.
    Last edited by Vined Adobo; May 4th, 2010 at 05:05 AM. Reason: Clarification

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    Re: Evolution wants old, unused password

    Quote Originally Posted by Vined Adobo View Post
    After reinstalling seahorse packages, I can reset my loginto my old password and Evolution will open up without asking for a password, but If I change the login password to a new one, Evolution opens and asks for the old password. I changed my login password Thursday, but ever since Sunday morning, Evolution asks for a password.

    AHA! I finally found this link: http://gnome-evolution-general.17744....html#a1787291

    This is what fixed my problem: Go to Applications > Accessories > Password
    and Encryption Keys. The first tab, Passwords should be open. Click on it if not. Now right-click on the "Passwords: Login entry."
    select "change passsword" at the bottom, and make it identical to the password you use to log into Ubuntu.

    When I've changed system passwords before, evolution updated through seahorse. For some reason some bits got twisted. anyway, now I can use my new password and Evolution doesn't bother me for a password anymore.

    Thank you all
    dave

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    Talking Re: Evolution wants old, unused password

    Thanks very much! I didn't see how to fix this in Evolution manual, but your clear explanation worked perfect.

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