HOWTO: Get Rid Of Xubuntu’s Keyring Prompts

Xubuntu LogoIf you’re using wireless ethernet and Xubuntu, you might be pondering why the system keeps prompting you for the keyring password, especially if you’re using Ubuntu on other machines (which don’t exhibit this problem) and the keyring password is the same as the password you use to log in.

sudo apt-get install libpam-gnome-keyring

Why it’s installed in Ubuntu by default and not Xubuntu, I don’t know. I do remember earlier versions (Ubuntu 6) having this problem, but I can’t remember exactly what the solution was. But solving it in Ubuntu 7 and up and not bringing it over to Xubuntu just makes the brain hurt.