Seahorse keyringPosted: 2021-03-14 Filed under: desktop, system | Tags: keyring, seahorse, xfce Leave a comment
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.