Wednesday, October 21, 2009

KDE 4 - Network Manager and KDE Wallet

Quite annoyingly the KDE 4.x Network Manager *requires* the KDE Wallet to be enabled to store passwords for secure networks (WEP/WPA).

If KDE Wallet is enabled - then it requires a password... so you login, and are immediately prompted for KDE Wallet password.

The only way I found to get around this is to set the KDE wallet password to be blank.

Click on KDE Wallet in tray, click kdewallet, goto File -> Change Password, and leave both blank.

IF a system is set to autologin, then I can understand the whole KDE wallet idea - but for users explicitly logging in with a password, KDE Wallet should be accessed transparently.

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