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kdewallet

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:06 am
by beckwith
I upgraded a friend's laptop from Mepis 8 to Mepis 12 (he loves Mepis).
But now the following window opens
The application 'KDE Daemon has requested to open
the wallet 'localwallet'. Please enter the password for
this wallet below.

Since we don't know what this password is, the wireless network
simply disconnects. My friend says ignoring the password allows
the network to work, but then after some time it disconnects. I
find it even worse. Originally ignoring the wallet issue allowed
his machine to connect to my wireless network. Now it won't even
do that.
Any assistance would be muchly appreciated.

Re: kdewallet

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:14 pm
by m_pav
The KDE wallet is a royal PITA. The password for the wallet is the first password your friend used, the first time it popped up, most likely the password to a wireless access point he/she was trying to connect to.
I warn all newbies about this tool and advise them to either use the same password as their login the very first time they see any reference to a wallet pop up, or to leave both password fields empty and press OK or next. With no password entered, it will ask if you want to store your passwords unencrypted to which you answer yes, then it will never bother you again.

To disable KDE Wallet:
first ensure kwalletmanager is installed, you can check this in synaptic, or run the following command in a terminal as a regular user
apt-cache policy kwalletmanager
You'll see plainly if it is installed or not

open 'System Setting' => 'Account Details' => click on 'KDE Wallet'
verify that 'Enable the KDE Wallet subsystem' is unchecked.
when it was checked before => click on 'Apply' (right underneath)

The above process is dependent on your KDE version and it may require your wallet password, however, below is the path I'd choose;
simply edit ~.kde/share/config/kwalletrc so it reads like the example below

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[Wallet]
Close When Idle=false
Enabled=false
First Use=false
Use One Wallet=true
and to "fix" it, delete the kwallet folder from ~/.kde/share/apps/kwallet. Deleting this folder doesn't truly fix it, it removes all encrypted password data from kdewallet, so if it should pop up again, do as I have said above, feed it nothing (as in no passwords) so it starves and dies.

Re: kdewallet

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:53 pm
by lucky9
One of the first things I do on a new installation of KDE is disable KWallet in System Settings.

Re: kdewallet

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:07 pm
by beckwith
I did as m_pav said: this got rid of kdewallet - butafter a a few minutes the wireless connection
disconnected again

EDIT

A reboot and is now OK. Many thanks