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    Fedora12 Autologin, nm-applet, & Default Keyring (Again)

    First post here after coming from Ubuntu to try-out Fedora, so if I'm using the "wrong" vernacular please spot me the benefit of the doubt since I'm used to how Ubuntu & Debian work.

    I was able to finally uncover the GDM autologin feature is missing in Constantine, but used the workaround (editing /etc/gdm/custom.conf to allow it). Now, I have the normal nm-applet issue with the default keyring; a problem I was very familiar with on Ubuntu many versions ago. However, and here's my real problem, no matter which way I set things up using PAM, nothing will work and I am still prompted for my keyring password.

    Could someone direct me to a solution that actually works? Thanks, in-advance!

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    Here is two ways
    1.)http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=172827
    2.) or remove the current stored passwords
    rm -rf ~/.gnome2/keyrings/*
    and when prompted for the new keyring password dont enter anything, just press ok and you
    will get a warning use unsafe storage, press ok.
    The Only problem with this method is that if other people go on your machine they could read ~/.gnome2/keyrings
    and see what passwords you use.

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    In your first link, one of the directions tells the user to go to System>Preferences>Personal>Sessions; not only do I not have a "Personal" under "Preferences," but I do not even have a "Session Management" entry like I had under Ubuntu. How is session management handled by Fedora?

    I'll try the second method because I view myself as the best firewall... whenever I leave my lappie alone, it's locked or logged-off any way. Will report back...

    Success! Thanks, Dangermouse, the second method worked for me this time; not sure why it failed me the other 7,000 times I did it, but all that matters is now it works.

    On a side note--I guess I can do that because I'd be hijacking my own thread--I've seen your name on a number of threads already, so you seem to be someone to ask: since I'm coming from Ubuntu and Debian, there's some things to get used to (like rpm versus deb). Any way, what do you see as the relative benefits of Fedora over something like Ubuntu?

    Thanks, again!
    Last edited by bryanmoore; 19th December 2009 at 09:12 PM.

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    what do you see as the relative benefits of Fedora over something like Ubuntu?
    They are both very good, fedora is more cutting edge, which also means it can break more easily sometimes, but i find it more interesting, but its more i think a matter of preference/need, i dont think one is better than the other.
    In your first link, one of the directions tells the user to go to System>Preferences>Personal>Sessions; not only do I not have a "Personal" under "Preferences," but I do not even have a "Session Management" entry like I had under Ubuntu. How is session management handled by Fedora?
    yes that is an old guide, its now called Startup Applications in f12 as apposed to sessions etc..

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    Yeah, I figured the "Startup Applications" was the new "Sessions" management tool; any reason why Constantine changed it?

    It's interesting Fedora is thought of more cutting-edge. Usually, and from what I've read, the ranking usually goes Arch>Ubuntu>Fedora>Suse. Any reason why Fedora is thought of as "bleeding" more?

    As a side-note, I decided to give F12 a shot because my lappie runs on Intel graphics and I was getting any number of errors running Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala and/or Debian 5.0 "Unstable."

    Thanks, again, for your help!

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