When I have "automatic login" activated, the "Unlock the Gnome Keyring" box asks for my password. But this happens three times. There are three boxes asking me for my password. In 10.04 the box appeared one time.
Make sure you've disabled auto login as per this guide:
Then when you login again & are prompted to unlock keyring, click "Details" & there will be an option to automate the unlocking process.
Repeat for each prompt.
You should now only be prompted the one time at login.
This worked for me, hope it is some help to someone...
The keyring prompts are because your keyring and logon passwords are different or your system is set to autologon. The fix is to go to "Passwords and Encryption Keys" under System/Preferences right click on Passwords select "Change Password" set it to blank for no password (useful if your system is set to auto logon) or change it to your current logon password.
The e-mail prompts may be some program is trying to check mail at logon. Disable the program or set it to save your password.
Get this patch, apply the patch to gkd-secret-unlock.c in gnome-keyring's source, rebuild the gnome-keyring package and install it. For more details on the bug and patch see Bug 744929 for gnome-keyring.
If you're not familiar with the above process, here is what I did:
- apt-get source gnome-keyring
- Get the source code
- patch daemon/dbus/gkd-secret-unlock.c dont-prompt-multiple-times-rebased.patch
- Apply the patch (you'll need to specify the correct file locations)
- dpkg-buildpackage -uc -b
- Build the package
- sudo dpkg -i gnome-keyring_2.92.92.is.2.32.1-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb
- Install it. Your package name may be different from mine.
Note I'm on version 11.04, so I don't know if the patch will work for 10.10. Both have version 2.92.92 except the number is different after the .is. and I'm not sure what that indicates in versioning.
Thanks to Felix Lawrence for providing the patch backport.
I'm not quite sure but I think you should also be able to go to System -> Settings -> Password and Encryption Keys and then delete (right click on them) two of the three keyrings you should see in the list (tab Passwords). This would be sort of a combined solution of Open Help's and Dean Thompson's.