I stumbled across a relevant procedure at Dave's Tech Blog Archive under "How to Remove Ubuntu's Password Keyring" (although you actually don't remove anything but the existing login.keyring file). I make no guarantees but it worked for me on my 64-bit Intrepid box. The only difference was in the dialog that appeared after I'd removed the login.keyring file, rebooted and then logged in to my wireless network.
I already had the system set to connect automatically and when it did, it asked me for the WLAN password. After entering that, a dialog popped up and stated that the Keyring wanted to save the WLAN password and I was given three choices...
2. Allow Once.
3. Always Allow.
I selected Always Allow and then rebooted. The system automatically connected to my WLAN with no questions asked (which is the way it's been working all along on my 32-bit Intrepid box).
I can also tell you that the login.keyring file was replaced but since I don't know what application opens it (if any), I could't tell you what's in it.
The keyring password will prompted for also whenever the username/password you use to login is different from that stored on the keyring. In the case of a password change, that only affected your login, but did not change the password on the keyring. The easiest thing to do and not compromise any security concerns is to simply delete the keyring file. The next time you boot you will be prompted again for the username password by the keyring - enter in your login username and password and it will stop asking.
changed my default keyring password to match my login password, worked a charm
No deleted files and no lowered security (I you can call using the same password for everything security )
I've had similar situation.I was loginnig automatically and it always asked me to enter keyring password to connect to wireless network.I followed the steps lunatico suggested and it solved it.Thank you very much! Finally I've managed to get rid of this annoying prompt
Desktop; Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200@ 2.33GHz, 4 gb RAM, Geforce 9800GT and an Asus eeepc1000h
thanks guys for your help.
my keyring problem was solved.
(notebook+wifi, clean ubuntu 8.10 install, every user were asked to give password to keyring when notebook want to use a wifi connection)
It's funny that deleting keyring file and advice of lunatico are the same thing.
When you delete ~/.gome2/keyrings/login.keyrings, it resets your keyring password, you will be prompted next time to give a new one (for example empty password is the best)
But you can reset/change your keyring password at Applications/Accessories/password&keyrings, as lunatico described it.
Here is how I resolved the keyring prompt (The EASIEST and the SAFEST, security wise, way):
System: Ubuntu 8.04
Login Type: Auto Login
1 - Go to System >> Administration >> Users and Groups
2 - Click on "Unlock"
3 - Highlight the User account you are having the "keyring issue" with >> Click "Properties"
4 - Click on the tab "User Privileges"
5 - Check the box "Connect to wireless and ethernet networks" >> click "OK"
6 - Restart.
Hope this helps.