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    kwallet is driving me nuts

    Will somebody please tell me how to assassinate this thing? It keeps asking me for a password for Kmail.

    When it first popped up, I told it I didn't want to use it but it refuses to go away. I've tried to configure it (and it's not even on the menu) but no luck.

    I've googled it, too, and apparently uninstalling it doesn't help either.

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    Re: kwallet is driving me nuts

    Disclaimer: This is a COMPLETE guess. I do not use Kubuntu.

    If you don't need it, couldn't you uninstall it with
    Code:
    sudo aptitude remove kwallet
    Programming is an art. Learn it. Live it. Love it.

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    Re: kwallet is driving me nuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Sinkingships7 View Post
    Disclaimer: This is a COMPLETE guess. I do not use Kubuntu.

    If you don't need it, couldn't you uninstall it ...
    Thanks for the suggestion, but see my post above. I've found a couple of posts by googling when even uninstalling doesn't work. I suspect that's because there's more than one program or process involved. IOW, there's a special way to uninstall it--or something else--that I don't know about.

    Also, it's not a bad idea to use the program for other things, but not for Kmail, where I really don't need it.

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    Re: kwallet is driving me nuts

    As far as I can remember you can disable kwallet somewhere in kcontrol.

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    Re: kwallet is driving me nuts

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzard View Post
    As far as I can remember you can disable kwallet somewhere in kcontrol.
    You mean the Control Centre? Just searched for Kwallet there and nothing showed up.

    I can't find it in the menus either, and

    Code:
    which kwallet
    returns nothing.

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    Re: kwallet is driving me nuts

    Can you see the name of the process driving the pop-up using ps -ef? That could give you a hint of what you need to uninstall / deconfigure. It's not an option in Kmail somewhere, is it? Or could it have fiddled with the launcher for Kmail?

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    Re: kwallet is driving me nuts

    Quote Originally Posted by rossmoore View Post
    Can you see the name of the process driving the pop-up using ps -ef?
    Oh, thanks for this. I didn't know about ps -ef. I suspect it's

    Code:
    knotify [kdeinit]
    Because, for a while I was in Gnome and the process must have triggered, because I saw "knotify" and a couple other words flashing in the panel. Then they stopped.

    Only problem is, knotify probably runs all my alarms, reminders, tells me when new mail has arrived, etc.

    And "system notifications" has nothing about kwallet.

    It's not an option in Kmail somewhere, is it?
    Nope, nothing that simple, unless I'm blind.

    Or could it have fiddled with the launcher for Kmail?
    Not sure what you mean by this. There's nothing in quicklauncher about it.

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    Re: kwallet is driving me nuts

    Quote Originally Posted by editrix View Post
    You mean the Control Centre? Just searched for Kwallet there and nothing showed up.

    I can't find it in the menus either, and

    Code:
    which kwallet
    returns nothing.
    Run
    Code:
    kcontrol
    as a command and then look under the heading of Privacy (or Security, I cannot remember which) and there will be a selection for Wallet.

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    Re: kwallet is driving me nuts

    Quote Originally Posted by todak View Post
    Run
    Code:
    kcontrol
    as a command and then look under the heading of Privacy (or Security, I cannot remember which) and there will be a selection for Wallet.
    Woo-hoo! You gave me back the good old Control Centre! Thanks for this. (And why on earth did they take it out?)

    Found Kwallet, but Enable the KDE wallet subsytem is NOT checked, and Prompt when an application accesses an open wallet is not checked.

    I clicked Launch wallet manager and got an empty box, and a wallet in my system tray.

    I found an item in the Kwallet Handbook that says I can "Disconnect an application from the wallet."

    But it appears that I have to have a wallet before I can do that. But when I click on the wallet in my system tray, the box is empty. So I have no wallets to configure.

    Aargh!

    UPDATE:
    Thanks to todak, I was able to even find Kwallet, which has placed a wallet in my system tray. Since then (approx 2 hours), Kwallet has not demanded a password from me. However, I have much better use for the limited space in my system tray so I don't consider this an acceptable workaround.

    When I ran kcontrol from the terminal I got this:

    ~$ QComboBox::changeItem: (_defaultWallet) Index 0 out of range
    I have no idea if that's significant

    I went off to Launchpad to see if this is a bug but when I searched the bug page:

    There is no project named 'kwallet' registered in Launchpad
    However, when you search the Overview page, there's 659 hits for Kwallet.

    Surely, it's a bug when a user can't even find a program using standard tools like the Kmenu and "which" from the terminal?
    Last edited by editrix; June 12th, 2008 at 04:59 PM. Reason: added update

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    Re: kwallet is driving me nuts

    Just a thought here, take a look and see if KDE is set to open to a saved session. If it is maybe the saved session used kwallet. It's a shot in the dark but . . . .

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