I'm using Xubuntu, since GNOME and Unity are too heavy for my netbook.

I want to disable 'gnome-keyring' prompts.

I tried sudo apt-get remove gnome-keyring which results:

The following packages will be REMOVED:
    gnome-keyring oneconf python-ubuntu-sso-client software-center 
                  ubuntu-sso-client ubuntu-sso-client-gtk xubuntu-desktop
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?

and of course I didn't confirm that!
Because it will remove the whole xubuntu-desktop and software-center !!

Can someone help?


4 Answers 4


UPDATE (with question)

Program apt-get on Ubuntu has fatal dependencies. Use aptitude

sudo apt-get install aptitude && sudo aptitude remove gnome-keyring


Install seahorse. That's Passwords and Keys. Some programs on Ubuntu is renamed, but packages is same.

sudo apt-get install seahorse

After that, go to Gnome keyring section and disable it (you can than disable it in Unity with Passwords and Keys).

  • So installing seahorse disables the keyring automatically? Is it some sort of black magic gig? Jan 15, 2013 at 10:24
  • No, no. He wants program for disabling it. He know how to do it in Unity/GNOME with seahorse. I will update answer if you want...
    – user45853
    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:25
  • @ZDroid Thanks! This brings the Passwords and Keys app to Xubuntu. According to my searches, I thought one can disable gnome-keyring with this app, but now I see this is not the solution. I will edit my question. My mistake! Jan 15, 2013 at 11:10
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    @ZDroid I checked it out, and aptitude had no difference with apt-get. Aptitude also wants to remove both xubuntu-desktop and software-center. Jan 15, 2013 at 12:53
  • LOL... I don't see any same.
    – user45853
    Jan 15, 2013 at 12:56

Seyed, this answer is just to address "Because it will remove the whole xubuntu-desktop ...".

xubuntu-desktop is a metapackage: you can take a look at What are the downsides of removing ubuntu-desktop metapackage?. The answer is as relevant to Xubuntu as it is to Ubuntu.

I have a couple of references about metapackages which you may find useful even though they're not about Xubuntu:

I routinely remove the desktop metapackage (as a consequence of purging unwanted software) because I always do a clean install and not an in situ upgrade to a higher version of *buntu.

In your specific case, it appears that not just the xubuntu-desktop metapackage but other possibly important software would be removed.


Open System Monitor, in processes tab scroll down and select gnome-keyring-daemon, and click end process.

I am using Kali GNU/Linux Rolling and it worked for me.


Solution in this post [1]Change keyring password on Xubuntu?:


sudo apt install seahorse

This program can delete/change/create keyring-password. At least it was helpful for me.

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