Re: pinentry-gtk2 doesn't react to keyboard input
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On 06/02/2014 11:07 PM, lina wrote:
> I use icedove + enigmail for encryption with the pinentry-gtk2 as
> gpg-agent in the past.
> It worked well until yesterday I added a new email account with new gpg
> key for it.
> When the pop-up asked for passphrase, I just can't input anything inside.
> Later I tried the pinentry-qt4 and pinentry-curses, there is even no
> popup except telling me bad passphrases.
> Thanks ahead for any suggestions?
> Best regards, lina
Hi, I had a similar issue with icedove + enigmail with 'Error - bad
passphrase' and 'You are using gpg-agent for passphrase handling.
Clearing the passphrase is therefore not possible from within Enigmail.'
I had logged in on a 2nd virtual terminal which somehow killed the
gpg-agent. Check your .xsession-errors; I found this:
running 'pkill -INT ^gpg-agent$;
Check if gpg-agent is running:
~$ ps aux |grep gpg
ralph 3593 0.0 0.0 19352 680 ? Ss May24 0:15
gpg-agent --daemon --write-env-file /home/ralph/.cache/gpg-agent-info
This is up-to-date stable; uses pinentry-gtk2.
I rebooted to resolve the issue, but I think only gpg-agent needed to be
Hope this may help you troubleshoot your issue.
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