Sunday, October 08, 2006

Edgy and pam-keyring

Ubuntu Edgy is still looking good 3 weeks on. One joy of Dapper was Network Manager and the ease of dealing with both wireless networks and switching between many networks on a laptop. Logging into Gnome and then logging in again to unlock the gnome keyring that Network Manager uses to store wireless network passwords was a pain.

All in the past, as the (unofficial) pam-keyring deb and new versions of the pam libraries in Edgy mean that pam-keyring work like a charm now. There is the occasional bump where it connects to a wireless network and after switching back and forth from wired it starts prompting for the wireless credentials again. Overall though, life is much easier now.

Remember after installing pam-keyring to add these lines to /etc/pam.d/gdm:

auth optional try_first_pass
session optional



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