Sorry this is a vague question just now but I feel I need to ask it and "get things going" rather than wait for next time as I will (again) get flustered by/with it.

I have an SSH key with password for any SSH logging I do.

Recently I bought a NVIDIA shield and it allows SMB access to it.

I open a file explorer and navigate to it. I am then asked for the username and password which I enter.

I have 3 options at this stage: Don't remember login, remember login for this time, remember login always.

I pick the third one and am prompted to enter my "key password". If I enter the password for the SSH login, it doesn't accept it.

I don't/didn't know I had such a file or to what it is referring.

Just now I am logged in and doing things. I know a reboot may not be a big thing in the scheme of things. But I have a handful of other things happening and I would prefer to not have to restart the machine and get the actual happenings.

Yes, ok, that is a bit slack of me as I am the one asking the question. I'm hoping someone may get what I man from just this and explain the problem.

If not: next time I boot up and go through that I will try to remember to get that missing information.

Thanks in advance. (I hope)

Ok, things happened and I am back. This is the screen I see when I try to save the log in details

This is the prompt I don't understand

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    do you use automatic login? if so, then your keyring doesn't get unlocked because there was no password prompt, so use your user password at that page.
    – Thomas Ward
    Jul 1, 2022 at 23:45
  • There is a log in page and I enter the required details. I didn't think to screen shot that screen. I shall try to remember to do that next time. But I am confused to the "login keyring" that is mentioned on that screen shot. Jul 2, 2022 at 0:30
  • You probly forgot the passwd. If not just enter the correct passwd. Or start with a new login keyring by deleting the old one and making a new one with "seahorse". Or just delete or rename ~/.local/share/keyrings/login.keyring.
    – Pete
    Jul 2, 2022 at 6:26


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