Seahorse keyring

I did a fresh install of -current couple of months ago and looked for a way to manage passwords. I looked around and it seems that Seahorse is a good choice for Xfce. There’s Seahorse available on SBo, so I installed it. Things did not work as expected out-of-the-box… for example Chrome kept prompting me for passwords that was driving me nuts.

Therefore, I looked for a solution. Reading the wiki of Arch Linux, I placed the following in my .xinitrc, so the daemon starts automatically:

# run keyring daemon
eval $(/usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon --start --components=pkcs11,secrets,ssh)
export SSH_AUTH_SOCK

That’s it. Few remarks… I am not using KDE, I am not even using the Xfce that comes with Slackware. Instead, I recompiled the old Xfce from 14.2, because I want to keep a GTK2 desktop. However, that’s a topic for another post.



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