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When ever I log into my machine (Lenovo Laptop) Ubuntu (Natty running Unity) ask for the keyring password several times (4-5) why does it do that and how can I make it stop?

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Does it keep asking even if you get the password right? –  mattdm May 3 '11 at 21:44
    
When I had set up 'Log in Automatically' in Ubuntu 10.04, I used to have this issue. If I enter the right password it used to disappear or even clicking cancel made it disappear. Minimizing it also helps! –  Chethan S. May 4 '11 at 1:32
    
Yes it does keep asking after giving the correct password. I suspect those are different events who are calling this. I'll try to wait a little bit and then cancel the password next time and I'll see what happen –  Yotam May 4 '11 at 8:11

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That sounds like a problem with the Gnome keyring. I suggest backing up your ~/.gnome2/keyrings directory and then try removing it to see if that helps. Of course, when you reenter your passwords for Evolution or a wireless network, it will ask you to create a password for your newly created keyring (picture shown below). Make sure that password is the same as your login password.

Keyring

Also, if you connect to a wireless network and you log in automatically, make sure you select "Available to all users" in your wireless settings.

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Probably whatever agent is supposed to be handling storing that is not running in your session and it can't remember from one minute to the next, so each time a program needs authentication it prompts you again. Just a guess.

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