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Re: [kubuntu-kde3.5-users] kopete can't talk to my kwallet

From: "B. Buchli" <bbuchli@...>
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 19:06:46 -0500

Stefan Endrullis wrote:
> Michael Hirsch schrieb:
>> On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 8:22 AM, Stefan Endrullis <stefan@...> wrote:
>>> Michael Hirsch schrieb:
>>>> On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 3:34 AM, Stefan Endrullis <stefan@...> wrote:
>>>>> Michael Hirsch schrieb:
>>>>>> On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 9:44 AM, Stefan Endrullis <stefan@...> wrote:
>>>>>>> Hi Michael,
>>>>>>> Do you only have this problem since your using the KDE3 PPA?
>>>>>>> Did your kwallet worked once?
>>>>>> I believe it worked until the move from /usr/kde3 to /opt/kde3.  The
>>>>>> laptop has only ever used the KDE3 PPA archives.  In fact, I installed
>>>>>> ubuntu and immediately added the PPA archive as the easiest way to get
>>>>>> a working KDE 3.5.  Every time I've started with Kubuntu and then
>>>>>> tried to put KDE 3.5 on it I've had problems.
>>>>> Hm, I don't know if there are new bugs in the new KDE packages (using /opt/kde3)
>>>>> which only occur on systems with 32 bit.
>>>>> It might well be that you've lost some essential packages during the last updates
>>>>> when the PPA was inconsistent.
>>>>> You could check the following:
>>>>> - is the DCOP server running? test: install kdcop and start it -> you should see
>>>>>  "kwalletmanager" listed in kdcop
>>>>> - what happens if you rename .kde (or is it .kde3 now?) in your home directory? can
>>>>>  you work with kwallet again when KDE is using a new configuration? That would
>>>>>  mean that something is wrong with your kwallet file, e.g., file permissions.
>>>> dcop is running and shows both kwalletmanager and kopete.  Konqueror
>>>> can use the wallet for passwords w/o trouble.  But kopete still can't
>>>> use it.
>>>> Maybe this weekend I'll get time to try messing with my .kde3 file.
>>>> This is my work machine so I'll need to be very careful.
>>> Oh, I didn't know that your kwallet works with other programs. Than it wouldn't make
>>> much sense to rename ~/.kde3, since your KDE configuration seems to be OK. What happens
>>> if you open kwallet and navigate to Kopete->Passwords->{some account}. Can you unhide
>>> the content of the nodes (see the passwords)? If you know all kopete passwords, you
>>> can also remove the "Kopete" node in kwallet and try to enter the passwords again via
>>> kopete.
>> So I went into my wallet and deleted the kopete folder.  All the
>> passwords were there but I deleted them anyway.
>> I get the exact same error when I run kopete.  I complains that it
>> can't save them securely and offers an insecure save.  I say no to
>> insecure save and have to enter the passwords.
> OK, looks like kopete is completely unable to connect to kwallet. But why? I have no idea.
> Sorry. This should have nothing to do with the new location of kde.
> Regards,
> Stefan
I understand that my suggestion is NOT a fix for your problem, but why 
do you use kopete and not pidgin, for example?  I used to use kopete, 
but pidgin is much more convenient and user friendly, IMO.