I just upgraded Ubuntu from 14.10 to 15.04 and when I boot I now get a question before the login screen that asks me for my private key password. I didn't quite now what this password was so I've tried several different ones and after entering any value it goes away and I can login. What is the program asking me for a password?

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  • Perhaps a screenshot of this would help us help you determine what the program is asking you for a password prior to the login screen. Please take one, upload the image to a hosting service like imgur.com and edit your question to include the link. Have you tried storing the password for your network login? – Elder Geek Apr 27 '15 at 13:22
  • The only reference to this text I could find is with OpenVPN: gist.github.com/jaytaylor/1337457 and a bug report: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openvpn/+bug/1374782 See #7. Please add yourself to the affected people. It has a "high" status so the more people are affected ... – Rinzwind Apr 28 '15 at 7:19

Workaround from the bug report. #5:

I use it as Client and have deactivated autostart AUTOSTART="none"

I start it manually, when i need the VPN. In prevuse version, the startscript asked for the password.

Regards Franz

So disable the autostart option in the openvpn config file (/etc/default/openvpn) and it will ask for it when you start it manually.

Another method from comment #8

I ended up rebuilding from source with --enable-systemd=no; that made it work again.

And you can also reboot into Grub and pick the "upstart" option so you revert back to the old method instead of using systemd.

  • @hiflyer if I was you I would remove the 2nd part, make a new question so people can focus on that and accept this one for the part that got answered (that is the way AU works best). – Rinzwind Apr 28 '15 at 8:26
  • I set AUTOSTART="none" and that removes the prompt. Thanks! – hiflyer Apr 28 '15 at 8:36
  • I moved the second part to a separate issue askubuntu.com/questions/615320/… – hiflyer Apr 28 '15 at 12:13

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