caedes' Notes

2010-05-05

Unlock gnome-keyring on Login with SLiM and PAM

Filed under: Linux — caedes @ 02:41
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My favorite desktop environment is XFCE, because it’s fast, doesn’t need much memory┬╣ and still is convenient (automounting of CDs and memory sticks, easy unmounting by clicking, a real desktop, etc).
I also use SLiM as a display manager because it is slim and looks much better than xdm.

On my Laptop I also use GNOME’s NetworkManager because I haven’t yet found a better and less bloat alternative for handling wireless networks and VPNs.
NetworkManager is able to store your passwords (WPA-keys etc) in the GNOME Keyring so you don’t need to enter them each time your laptop connects to a wireless network. But you still have to enter the password to unlock the keyring.. unless you let PAM handle that on login.
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