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I've set up my System to log me in automatically but for some reason I need to "unlock my keyring" x times, where x is a number much larger than one. I've read a few similar threads here and elsewhere but I've yet to find a solution to the problem.

How do I stop this from happening?

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Note : The original title described the behaviour as "molestation" which I think is apt.

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Right-click on your default keyring and change its password to nothing.

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Isn't that "unsafe"? – miloshadzic May 22 '11 at 20:15
yes - but you've already accepted the risk by using automatic login. If you use standard login, the keyring wouldnt be an issue. – fossfreedom May 22 '11 at 20:27
So I need to either have zero protection for my passwords and other stuff or disable autologin? I thought the keyring was supposed to work like keepassx. Ie. you have one password that unlocks all the others. Just one pass after i get autologgedin. That would be great. – miloshadzic May 22 '11 at 21:25
It sounds like a bug to me. My answer is just a workaround. You're right, it shouldn't be doing this in the first place. – Flimm May 24 '11 at 16:38

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