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I'm using Ubuntu Maverick (Gnome), a month ago I updated like usual whenever Update Manager informed me of new updates. The thing that happened is that a program called kdewallet got installed on my machine, and every time I try to do something that requires password like svn, it pops up and starts getting really annoying. How can I get rid of it? It's not even in the Synaptic Package Manager.

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You tagged it "kde", are you using Gnome or KDE? (just to be sure, kde could be a dependency of an other program) –  Lekensteyn Jun 6 '11 at 8:48
As far as I know, Ubuntu uses Gnome and Kubuntu uses KDE. Is that right? and I don't really know why a program called kde-something is running on my computer! –  David Weng Jun 7 '11 at 0:29

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KDE Wallet is a core part of KDE, it's in the package kdebase-runtime.

To disable it run kcmshell4 kwalletconfig and continue at step 3 or start from the beginning:

  1. Start System setings
  2. Open Account Details
  3. Go to the "KDE Wallet" tab
  4. Uncheck Enable the KDE Wallet system
  5. Press OK to apply the changes and close the settings window.

To get a list of the programs that depends on the kdebase-runtime package, run:

 apt-cache --no-enhances --no-suggests --no-recommends --installed rdepends kdebase-runtime

On Ubuntu, the output shows just "kdebase-runtime [newline] Reverse Depends:". On Kubuntu, a whole list follows.

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I can't find this System settings you're talking about, I'm using Ubuntu, don't know if it's the case in Kubuntu! –  David Weng Jun 7 '11 at 0:26
@David Weng: try running the kcmshell4 kwalletconfig command directly. Could you paste the output of apt-cache --no-enhances --no-suggests --no-recommends --installed rdepends kdebase-runtime on and add that link in a comment? –  Lekensteyn Jun 7 '11 at 7:34

I executed:

  1. Start System settings.
  2. Go to the Advanced tab.
  3. Press KDE Wallet icon.
  4. Uncheck Enable the KDE Wallet subsystem.

OS: Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS.

In Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty), step (2) is now "Go to Account Details"

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