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Re: Wheezy: how to disable SSH gnome-keyring by editing desktop configuration file

On Tue, 02 Aug 2011 21:23:27 +0200, Jerome BENOIT wrote:

> On 02/08/11 19:46, Camaleón wrote:


>>>>>> This does not actually remove gnome-keyring, but it does allow
>>>>>> lower level system software to handle SSH keys, for instance.
>>>>> Yes, but is it a per useir set up, not a system wide set up.
>>>> Mmm, maybe not...
>>>> There is only one file located under
>>>> "/etc/xdg/autostart/gnome-keyring- ssh.desktop" and no more, I mean,
>>>> there is no such a ".desktop" file under user's profile.
> gnome seems not to follow some Linux customs.

I'm not aware of any in particular. GNOME used to be committed to 
freedesktop standards :-?

>>>> Also, according to official docs¹, disabling from start-up
>>>> applications is one of the ways to go... and curious is that it says
>>>> nothing about this is a "per user" setting.
>>> do you mean that here a user has root privilege ?
>> Nope, I mean what I read :-)
>> How do you interpret the docs?
> I was ironic because I guess that you know this is implicit because the
> start-up applications is set per users. 

That's the expected. But "gnome-session-properties" is a beast I still 
don't understand very well how it goes. I see some applications available 
that have not their corresponding ".desktop" file neither under 
"~/.config/autostart" nor "/etc/xdg/autostart", so where are these coming 
from? :-?

Anyway, I sincerely doubt the only way to widely disable "gnome-keyring-
ssh" starts by forcing the user to compile the application with ssh 
keyring-app disable, that is a non-sense. Applications that need to be 
run for all of the users are located in /etc/xdg/autostart so by removing 
the ones you don't want should do the job with no additional drawbacks.

> Gnome really sounds to me as a big machinery, may be not as the late
> hal, but something towards it. I have just read the LightDM was chosen
> over GDM in Ubuntu: it seems I am not the only one to think this.

Yes, GNOME (and KDE) are becoming big developments, they scare. But also 
offer lots of facilities for the lazy users (include me in the last 
sentence :-P). OTOH, "gnome-keyring" should be only installed if you 
select the full gnome-desktop-environmnet package or a close related tool.



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