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Thread: Problem logging in after deleting login.keyring

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    Problem logging in after deleting login.keyring

    I was having a problem with the keyring asking me for a password after I changed my user password. I googled it and found that since the password changed, I will get asked for the keyring password until I delete ~/.gnome2/keyrings/login.keyring. What happened was that I wasn't paying attention that you had to generate a new keyring password before rebooting. Now, whenever I try to login via gdm, I get this message:

    error initiating conversation with authentication system - general failure

    How do I get it working again? I can still login from the terminal.

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    Re: Problem logging in after deleting login.keyring

    I'm not sure, but on my system I have nothing in the ~/.gnome2/keyrings/ folder and I'm able to login (though I use automatic logging) normally. Try moving (not deleting) all the files from that folder somewhere else.
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    Re: Problem logging in after deleting login.keyring

    The only other file in the directory was user.keyrings, so I moved it to my home folder but I'm still getting the same result.

    I tried looking for a way to reset the gnome keyrings from the terminal, but all the solutions I found required a GUI, and I can only login from terminal at the moment.


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    Re: Problem logging in after deleting login.keyring

    I should also note that I'm on 10.04 32-bit.

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    Re: Problem logging in after deleting login.keyring

    Actually I just found the solution to my problem. One of the other solutions to my keyring problem was to install libpam-keyring, then modify /etc/pam.d/gdm by adding the line @include common-pamkeyring. I removed that line and now I can login again. Thanks for the help!

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