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Re: Shutting off graphical ssh agent popup?

On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 10:38:56 -0400, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:
> I'm running Lenny with Gnome on my ThinkPad. Previously, and
> on all my other machines, when I launch an ssh command from
> the command line, I would get an ssh password request on the
> command line like
>   Enter passphrase for key '/home/login_id/.ssh/id_rsa':
> (If I ran ssh-agent myself, I might go straight through; OK,
> but this should be my choice.)
> After a recent update, I'm now getting a window that pops up
> that reads "Enter password to unlock private key. An
> application wants access to the private key 'id_rsa', but it
> is locked". I first have to kill this window before getting
> back to the command line. How do I turn off this behavior? I
> couldn't find anything in the Gnome menus that seems to
> control this. I don't want Gnome deciding whether I should be
> running an ssh agent or not.

The ssh-agent is started by


You can edit this file to make sure ssh-agent is not started
automatically anymore with the X session.

Another option might be to uninstall whatever package is responsible for
the popup window, e.g. ssh-askpass-gnome or gtk-led-askpass. (I don't
know Gnome well enough to be sure if this works, though.)

Regards,            | http://users.icfo.es/Florian.Kulzer
          Florian   |

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