José Matos wrote:
> For some reason, laptop 1 only asks me once
> for my wallet password when I reboot,
> and never if I hibernate.
It is configured that way.
System Settings ->
Account details -> kde wallet -> access control
> However, laptop 2 repeatedly asks for my kdewallet password
> when I launch an application.
There is an option on access control that literally
Prompt when an application accesses an open wallet
> Can I safely disable kdewallet?
> I really don't understand what it is for.
> I just find it a nuisance,
> and it doesn't make me feel any safer.
allows you to store passwords in a single place guarded by a master
password. It is extremely effective for what it was
I'm afraid my query was based on a misunderstanding.
I assumed that KDE wallet was a new invention
intended to supplement kwallet.
As I understand it now, they are the same thing
confusedly given two names.
In my f-menu I have two items,
kwalletmanager and KDE Wallet .
Clicking on kwalletmanager does nothing that I can see,
but I note that after clicking on it
there is an application /usr/bin/kwalletmanager running.
It is not clear to me what this does,
or how one is meant to interact with it.
As I recall, there used to be a wallet icon in the panel
if one was using this mechanism
but I haven't seen since many Fedora distributions ago.
The advantage is that the passwords for these
services are not stored on a plain format and that is really a good
I appreciate the point of the wallet mechanism.
As I said, I thought KDEwallet was an addition to this,
rather as kdenetwork is an addition to NetworkManager.