GPG/SSH agent in MATE desktop stopped working

Dominik George nik at
Mon Jan 26 08:16:34 UTC 2015


approximately since the 1.8.1-6, where a related patch was applied, the
GPS and SSH agent functionality stopped working.

I see gpg-agent and ssh-agent running:

dgeorg    1297  0.0  0.0  10684   340 ?        Ss   08:41   0:00
/usr/bin/ssh-agent /usr/bin/gpg-agent --daemon --sh
/usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session x-session-manager
dgeorg    1298  0.0  0.0  20236  2544 ?        Ss   08:41   0:00
/usr/bin/gpg-agent --daemon --sh
/usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session x-session-manager

And I see gnome-keyring-daemon running:

dgeorg    1270  0.0  0.1 282020  7260 ?        Sl   08:41   0:00
/usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon --daemonize --login

However, no keys are unlocked at login.

What strikes me odd is that ssh-agent and gpg-agent are running, as I
thought gnome-keyring-daemon played their parts, but maybe I am mistaken
and they interoperate in some other way.

Also, reading the patch, it seems that nothing should have changed if I
do not touch the relevant gconf settings.

The behaviour is reproducible on a co-workers machine.

Any hints?


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